What is 15/24-19/8?

How much is 1524 minus 198. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 74
  • - 1 34
  • 1.75

Step by step solution

Subtract

1524 - 198 = - 4224

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

    Multiples of 24 are   24 ....etc

    Multiples of 8 are   8, 16, 24 ...etc

    The LCM of 24 and 8 is 24. So, the common denominator of 1524 and 198 is 24. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 1524 - 198
    • 15 * 124 * 1 - 19 * 38 * 3
    • 1524 - 5724
  2. Subtract

    • 1524 - 5724
    • 15 - 5724
    • - 4224

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

Simplify

  • - 4224
  • - 74
  • - 1 34
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    • - 4224
    • - 42 ÷ 624 ÷ 6
    • - 74

    The greatest common divisor of 42 and 24 is 6, the fraction - 4224 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 6.

  2. Convert improper fraction 74 to mixed number

    • - 74
    • - 1 34

    7 divided by 4 is 1 with a remainder of 3