# What is 18/4-12/23?

How much is 184 minus 1223. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• 18346
• 3 4546
• 3.9783 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

184 - 1223 = 36692

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

Multiples of 4 are   4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, ..., 92 ....etc

Multiples of 23 are   23, 46, 69, 92 ...etc

The LCM of 4 and 23 is 92. So, the common denominator of 184 and 1223 is 92. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 184 - 1223
• 18 * 234 * 23 - 12 * 423 * 4
• 41492 - 4892
2. ### Subtract

• 41492 - 4892
• 414 - 4892
• 36692

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

Simplify

• 36692
• 18346
• 3 4546
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

• 36692
• 366 ÷ 292 ÷ 2
• 18346

The greatest common divisor of 366 and 92 is 2, the fraction 36692 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 2.

2. ### Convert improper fraction 18346 to mixed number

• 18346
• 3 4546

183 divided by 46 is 3 with a remainder of 45