# How do you subtract \frac { 14} { 5} - \frac { 9} { 5}?

Mar 28, 2017

The answer is $\frac{5}{5}$, or $1$.

#### Explanation:

$\frac{14}{5}$ $-$ $\frac{9}{5}$

Subtract the numerators ($14 - 9$) and keep the denominator ($5$).

$\frac{14}{5}$ $-$ $\frac{9}{5}$

$= \frac{5}{5}$

$\frac{5}{5}$ can be simplified to $1$.

Mar 29, 2017

$\frac{14}{5} - \frac{9}{5}$
take 5 as L.C.M
$\frac{14 - 9}{5}$
$\frac{5}{5} = 1$