What is 2/1 minus 5/7?
It can sometimes be difficult to subtract fractions, such as 2/1 minus 5/7.
But it's no problem! We have displayed the answer below:
2/1 - 5/7 = 1 2/7
How did we solve the problem above? When we subtract two fractions, such as 2/1 - 5/7, we make sure that the two denominators are the same and then we simply subtract the second numerator from the first numerator.
In cases where the denominators are not the same, we find the lowest common denominator and adjust the fractions to keep them intact.
We also simplify the answers to fraction problems whenever possible.
How To Subtract Fractions
Learn how to calculate 2/1 - 5/7. Go here for step-by-step instructions on how to subtract fractions.