# What is 1/2-25/6?

How much is 12 minus 256. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• - 113
• - 3 23
• 3.6667 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

12 - 256 = - 226

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

Multiples of 2 are   2, 4, 6 ....etc

Multiples of 6 are   6 ...etc

The LCM of 2 and 6 is 6. So, the common denominator of 12 and 256 is 6. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 12 - 256
• 1 * 32 * 3 - 25 * 16 * 1
• 36 - 256
2. ### Subtract

• 36 - 256
• 3 - 256
• - 226

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

Simplify

• - 226
• - 113
• - 3 23
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

• - 226
• - 22 ÷ 26 ÷ 2
• - 113

The greatest common divisor of 22 and 6 is 2, the fraction - 226 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 2.

2. ### Convert improper fraction 113 to mixed number

• - 113
• - 3 23

11 divided by 3 is 3 with a remainder of 2