Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Answers.everydaycalculation.com » Subtract fractions

Subtract 40/49 from 90/14

1st number: 6 6/14, 2nd number: 40/49

90/14 - 40/49 is 275/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 49 is 98

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 7 = 98,
    90/14 = 90 × 7/14 × 7 = 630/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    40/49 = 40 × 2/49 × 2 = 80/98
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    630/98 - 80/98 = 630 - 80/98 = 550/98
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 275/49
  6. In mixed form: 530/49

MathStep (Works offline)

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

Related:

© everydaycalculation.com