Here's how to subtract 1/7 from 2/7:


Step 1Since our denominators match, we can subtract the numerators. 2 − 1 = 1 So the answer is:


Step 2Last of all, we need to simplify the fraction, if possible. Can it be reduced to a simpler fraction? To find out, we try dividing it by 2... No good. 2 is larger than 1. So we're done reducing. There you have it! The final answer is:
