Subtract 42/2 and 84/36

42
2
-
84
36
=
18
2
3

What is 42/2 - 84/36

42
2
-
84
36
=

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

42 x 36
2 x 36
-
84 x 2
36 x 2
=
1512
72
-
168
72
=
1512 - 168
72
=
1344
72

OR

(42 x 36) - (84 x 2)
2 x 36
=
1344
72

Simplify the fraction

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

1344
72
=
1344 ÷ 24
72 ÷ 24
=
56
3

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.

56
3
=
56 ÷ 3 = 18 +
56 - (18 x 3)
3
=
18
2
3

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