What is 17/9-22/18?

How much is 179 minus 2218. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • 23
  • 0.6667 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

179 - 2218 = 1218

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

    Multiples of 9 are   9, 18 ....etc

    Multiples of 18 are   18 ...etc

    The LCM of 9 and 18 is 18. So, the common denominator of 179 and 2218 is 18. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 179 - 2218
    • 17 * 29 * 2 - 22 * 118 * 1
    • 3418 - 2218
  2. Subtract

    • 3418 - 2218
    • 34 - 2218
    • 1218

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

Simplify

  • 1218
  • 23
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    • 1218
    • 12 ÷ 618 ÷ 6
    • 23

    The greatest common divisor of 12 and 18 is 6, the fraction 1218 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 6.