What is 17/15-24/3?

How much is 1715 minus 243. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 10315
  • - 6 1315
  • 6.8667 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

1715 - 243 = - 10315

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

    Multiples of 15 are   15 ....etc

    Multiples of 3 are   3, 6, 9, 12, 15 ...etc

    The LCM of 15 and 3 is 15. So, the common denominator of 1715 and 243 is 15. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 1715 - 243
    • 17 * 115 * 1 - 24 * 53 * 5
    • 1715 - 12015
  2. Subtract

    • 1715 - 12015
    • 17 - 12015
    • - 10315

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

Simplify

  • - 10315
  • - 6 1315
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 103 and 15 is 1, the fraction - 10315 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

  2. Convert improper fraction - 10315 to mixed number

    • - 10315
    • - 6 1315

    103 divided by 15 is 6 with a remainder of 13