# What is 14/18-23/16?

How much is 1418 minus 2316. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• - 95144
• 0.6597 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

1418 - 2316 = - 95144

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

Multiples of 18 are   18, 36, 54, 72, 90, 108, 126, 144 ....etc

Multiples of 16 are   16, 32, 48, 64, 80, 96, 112, ..., 144 ...etc

The LCM of 18 and 16 is 144. So, the common denominator of 1418 and 2316 is 144. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 1418 - 2316
• 14 * 818 * 8 - 23 * 916 * 9
• 112144 - 207144
2. ### Subtract

• 112144 - 207144
• 112 - 207144
• - 95144

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

Simplify

• - 95144
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

The greatest common divisor of 95 and 144 is 1, the fraction - 95144 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms