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