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Subtract 40/98 from 80/50

1st number: 1 30/50, 2nd number: 40/98

80/50 - 40/98 is 292/245.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 98 is 2450

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 2450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 49 = 2450,
    80/50 = 80 × 49/50 × 49 = 3920/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 25 = 2450,
    40/98 = 40 × 25/98 × 25 = 1000/2450
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    3920/2450 - 1000/2450 = 3920 - 1000/2450 = 2920/2450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 292/245
  6. In mixed form: 147/245

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