What is 17/10-17/17?

How much is 1710 minus 1717. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • 710
  • 0.7

Step by step solution

Subtract

1710 - 1717 = 119170

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

    Multiples of 10 are   10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, ..., 170 ....etc

    Multiples of 17 are   17, 34, 51, 68, 85, 102, 119, ..., 170 ...etc

    The LCM of 10 and 17 is 170. So, the common denominator of 1710 and 1717 is 170. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 1710 - 1717
    • 17 * 1710 * 17 - 17 * 1017 * 10
    • 289170 - 170170
  2. Subtract

    • 289170 - 170170
    • 289 - 170170
    • 119170

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

Simplify

  • 119170
  • 710
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    • 119170
    • 119 ÷ 17170 ÷ 17
    • 710

    The greatest common divisor of 119 and 170 is 17, the fraction 119170 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 17.