Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 50/18 from 8/60

1st number: 8/60, 2nd number: 2 14/18

8/60 - 50/18 is -119/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 18 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    8/60 = 8 × 3/60 × 3 = 24/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    50/18 = 50 × 10/18 × 10 = 500/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/180 - 500/180 = 24 - 500/180 = -476/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -119/45

MathStep (Works offline)

Download our mobile app and learn to work with fractions in your own time:
Android and iPhone/ iPad

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com