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