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Subtract 21/80 from 98/36

1st number: 2 26/36, 2nd number: 21/80

98/36 - 21/80 is 1771/720.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 20 = 720,
    98/36 = 98 × 20/36 × 20 = 1960/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    21/80 = 21 × 9/80 × 9 = 189/720
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1960/720 - 189/720 = 1960 - 189/720 = 1771/720
  5. In mixed form: 2331/720

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