What is 17/26-7/19?

How much is 1726 minus 719. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • 141494
  • 0.2854 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

1726 - 719 = 141494

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

    Multiples of 26 are   26, 52, 78, 104, 130, 156, ..., 494 ....etc

    Multiples of 19 are   19, 38, 57, 76, 95, 114, 133, ..., 494 ...etc

    The LCM of 26 and 19 is 494. So, the common denominator of 1726 and 719 is 494. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 1726 - 719
    • 17 * 1926 * 19 - 7 * 2619 * 26
    • 323494 - 182494
  2. Subtract

    • 323494 - 182494
    • 323 - 182494
    • 141494

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

Simplify

  • 141494
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 141 and 494 is 1, the fraction 141494 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms