# What is 15/15-22/9?

How much is 1515 minus 229. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• - 139
• - 1 49
• 1.4444 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

1515 - 229 = - 6545

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

Multiples of 15 are   15, 30, 45 ....etc

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

The LCM of 15 and 9 is 45. So, the common denominator of 1515 and 229 is 45. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 1515 - 229
• 15 * 315 * 3 - 22 * 59 * 5
• 4545 - 11045
2. ### Subtract

• 4545 - 11045
• 45 - 11045
• - 6545

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

Simplify

• - 6545
• - 139
• - 1 49
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

• - 6545
• - 65 ÷ 545 ÷ 5
• - 139

The greatest common divisor of 65 and 45 is 5, the fraction - 6545 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 5.

2. ### Convert improper fraction 139 to mixed number

• - 139
• - 1 49

13 divided by 9 is 1 with a remainder of 4