Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 50/36 from 8/90

1st number: 8/90, 2nd number: 1 14/36

8/90 - 50/36 is -13/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 2 = 180,
    8/90 = 8 × 2/90 × 2 = 16/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    50/36 = 50 × 5/36 × 5 = 250/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/180 - 250/180 = 16 - 250/180 = -234/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/10

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com