What is 13/8-3/26?

How much is 138 minus 326. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • 157104
  • 1 53104
  • 1.5096 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

138 - 326 = 157104

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

    Multiples of 8 are   8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, ..., 104 ....etc

    Multiples of 26 are   26, 52, 78, 104 ...etc

    The LCM of 8 and 26 is 104. So, the common denominator of 138 and 326 is 104. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 138 - 326
    • 13 * 138 * 13 - 3 * 426 * 4
    • 169104 - 12104
  2. Subtract

    • 169104 - 12104
    • 169 - 12104
    • 157104

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

Simplify

  • 157104
  • 1 53104
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 157 and 104 is 1, the fraction 157104 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

  2. Convert improper fraction 157104 to mixed number

    • 157104
    • 1 53104

    157 divided by 104 is 1 with a remainder of 53