# What is 17/10-20/5?

How much is 1710 minus 205. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• - 2310
• - 2 310
• 2.3

## Step by step solution

Subtract

1710 - 205 = - 2310

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

Multiples of 10 are   10 ....etc

Multiples of 5 are   5, 10 ...etc

The LCM of 10 and 5 is 10. So, the common denominator of 1710 and 205 is 10. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 1710 - 205
• 17 * 110 * 1 - 20 * 25 * 2
• 1710 - 4010
2. ### Subtract

• 1710 - 4010
• 17 - 4010
• - 2310

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

Simplify

• - 2310
• - 2 310
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

The greatest common divisor of 23 and 10 is 1, the fraction - 2310 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

2. ### Convert improper fraction - 2310 to mixed number

• - 2310
• - 2 310

23 divided by 10 is 2 with a remainder of 3