# What is 18/5-8/23?

How much is 185 minus 823. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• 374115
• 3 29115
• 3.2522 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

185 - 823 = 374115

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

Multiples of 5 are   5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, ..., 115 ....etc

Multiples of 23 are   23, 46, 69, 92, 115 ...etc

The LCM of 5 and 23 is 115. So, the common denominator of 185 and 823 is 115. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 185 - 823
• 18 * 235 * 23 - 8 * 523 * 5
• 414115 - 40115
2. ### Subtract

• 414115 - 40115
• 414 - 40115
• 374115

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

Simplify

• 374115
• 3 29115
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

The greatest common divisor of 374 and 115 is 1, the fraction 374115 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

2. ### Convert improper fraction 374115 to mixed number

• 374115
• 3 29115

374 divided by 115 is 3 with a remainder of 29