Subtract 61/9 and 19/8

61
9
-
19
8
=
4
29
72

What is 61/9 - 19/8

61
9
-
19
8
=

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

61 x 8
9 x 8
-
19 x 9
8 x 9
=
488
72
-
171
72
=
488 - 171
72
=
317
72

OR

(61 x 8) - (19 x 9)
9 x 8
=
317
72

Simplify the fraction

317
72
=

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.

317
72
=
317 ÷ 72 = 4 +
317 - (4 x 72)
72
=
4
29
72

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