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Subtract 40/45 from 98/84

1st number: 1 14/84, 2nd number: 40/45

98/84 - 40/45 is 5/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 45 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 15 = 1260,
    98/84 = 98 × 15/84 × 15 = 1470/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 28 = 1260,
    40/45 = 40 × 28/45 × 28 = 1120/1260
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1470/1260 - 1120/1260 = 1470 - 1120/1260 = 350/1260
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/18

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