# 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