Subtract 9/42 and 88/43

9
42
-
88
43
=
-1
501
602

What is 9/42 - 88/43

9
42
-
88
43
=

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

9 x 43
42 x 43
-
88 x 42
43 x 42
=
387
1806
-
3696
1806
=
387 - 3696
1806
=
-3309
1806

OR

(9 x 43) - (88 x 42)
42 x 43
=
-3309
1806

Simplify the fraction

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

-3309
1806
=
-3309 ÷ 3
1806 ÷ 3
=
-
1103
602

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.

-
1103
602
=
1103 ÷ 602 = 1 +
1103 - (1 x 602)
602
=
-1
501
602

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