Subtract 36/84 and 83/55

36
84
-
83
55
=
-1
31
385

What is 36/84 - 83/55

36
84
-
83
55
=

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

36 x 55
84 x 55
-
83 x 84
55 x 84
=
1980
4620
-
6972
4620
=
1980 - 6972
4620
=
-4992
4620

OR

(36 x 55) - (83 x 84)
84 x 55
=
-4992
4620

Simplify the fraction

Divide each part of the fraction with the greatest common factor to simplify the fraction

-4992
4620
=
-4992 ÷ 12
4620 ÷ 12
=
-
416
385

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.

-
416
385
=
416 ÷ 385 = 1 +
416 - (1 x 385)
385
=
-1
31
385

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