What is 6/1-5/5?

How much is 61 minus 55. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • 5

Step by step solution

Subtract

61 - 55 = 255

  1. Find common denominator by finding the Least Common Multiple(LCM)

    Multiples of 1 are   1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ....etc

    Multiples of 5 are   5 ...etc

    The LCM of 1 and 5 is 5. So, the common denominator of 61 and 55 is 5. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 61 - 55
    • 6 * 51 * 5 - 5 * 15 * 1
    • 305 - 55
  2. Subtract

    • 305 - 55
    • 30 - 55
    • 255

    Subtract the numerators and place the difference over the common denominator.

Simplify

  • 255
  • 5