What is 17/27-5/18?

How much is 1727 minus 518. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • 1954
  • 0.3519 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

1727 - 518 = 1954

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

    Multiples of 27 are   27, 54 ....etc

    Multiples of 18 are   18, 36, 54 ...etc

    The LCM of 27 and 18 is 54. So, the common denominator of 1727 and 518 is 54. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 1727 - 518
    • 17 * 227 * 2 - 5 * 318 * 3
    • 3454 - 1554
  2. Subtract

    • 3454 - 1554
    • 34 - 1554
    • 1954

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

Simplify

  • 1954
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 19 and 54 is 1, the fraction 1954 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms