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Subtract 20/35 from 9/4

1st number: 2 1/4, 2nd number: 20/35

9/4 - 20/35 is 47/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 35 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,
    9/4 = 9 × 35/4 × 35 = 315/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    20/35 = 20 × 4/35 × 4 = 80/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    315/140 - 80/140 = 315 - 80/140 = 235/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/28
  6. In mixed form: 119/28

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