What is 15/22-16/21?

How much is 1522 minus 1621. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 37462
  • 0.0801 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

1522 - 1621 = - 37462

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

    Multiples of 22 are   22, 44, 66, 88, 110, 132, 154, ..., 462 ....etc

    Multiples of 21 are   21, 42, 63, 84, 105, 126, 147, ..., 462 ...etc

    The LCM of 22 and 21 is 462. So, the common denominator of 1522 and 1621 is 462. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 1522 - 1621
    • 15 * 2122 * 21 - 16 * 2221 * 22
    • 315462 - 352462
  2. Subtract

    • 315462 - 352462
    • 315 - 352462
    • - 37462

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

Simplify

  • - 37462
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 37 and 462 is 1, the fraction - 37462 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms