What is 2/22-12/25?

How much is 222 minus 1225. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 107275
  • 0.3891 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

222 - 1225 = - 214550

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

    Multiples of 22 are   22, 44, 66, 88, 110, 132, 154, ..., 550 ....etc

    Multiples of 25 are   25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, ..., 550 ...etc

    The LCM of 22 and 25 is 550. So, the common denominator of 222 and 1225 is 550. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 222 - 1225
    • 2 * 2522 * 25 - 12 * 2225 * 22
    • 50550 - 264550
  2. Subtract

    • 50550 - 264550
    • 50 - 264550
    • - 214550

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

Simplify

  • - 214550
  • - 107275
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    • - 214550
    • - 214 ÷ 2550 ÷ 2
    • - 107275

    The greatest common divisor of 214 and 550 is 2, the fraction - 214550 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 2.