Subtract 21/71 and 49/36

21
71
-
49
36
=
-1
167
2556

What is 21/71 - 49/36

21
71
-
49
36
=

In order to make fractions have the same denominator, multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the denominator of the other

21 x 36
71 x 36
-
49 x 71
36 x 71
=
756
2556
-
3479
2556
=
756 - 3479
2556
=
-2723
2556

OR

(21 x 36) - (49 x 71)
71 x 36
=
-2723
2556

Simplify the fraction

-2723
2556
=

Because the numerator greater than the denominator, so we have an improper fraction, which means we can simplify it by converting the improper fraction to a mixed number.

Improper fraction to mixed number, get the whole number by dividing the numerator with the denominator, then subtract the numerator by the whole number multiplied by the denominator.

-
2723
2556
=
2723 ÷ 2556 = 1 +
2723 - (1 x 2556)
2556
=
-1
167
2556

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