What is 13/5-25/9?

How much is 135 minus 259. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 845
  • 0.1778 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

135 - 259 = - 845

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

    Multiples of 5 are   5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 ....etc

    Multiples of 9 are   9, 18, 27, 36, 45 ...etc

    The LCM of 5 and 9 is 45. So, the common denominator of 135 and 259 is 45. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 135 - 259
    • 13 * 95 * 9 - 25 * 59 * 5
    • 11745 - 12545
  2. Subtract

    • 11745 - 12545
    • 117 - 12545
    • - 845

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

Simplify

  • - 845
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 8 and 45 is 1, the fraction - 845 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms