What is 17/25-5/26?

How much is 1725 minus 526. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • 317650
  • 0.4877 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

1725 - 526 = 317650

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

    Multiples of 25 are   25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, ..., 650 ....etc

    Multiples of 26 are   26, 52, 78, 104, 130, 156, ..., 650 ...etc

    The LCM of 25 and 26 is 650. So, the common denominator of 1725 and 526 is 650. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 1725 - 526
    • 17 * 2625 * 26 - 5 * 2526 * 25
    • 442650 - 125650
  2. Subtract

    • 442650 - 125650
    • 442 - 125650
    • 317650

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

Simplify

  • 317650
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 317 and 650 is 1, the fraction 317650 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms