# What is 2/30-10/20?

How much is 230 minus 1020. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• - 1330
• 0.4333 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

230 - 1020 = - 2660

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

Multiples of 30 are   30, 60 ....etc

Multiples of 20 are   20, 40, 60 ...etc

The LCM of 30 and 20 is 60. So, the common denominator of 230 and 1020 is 60. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 230 - 1020
• 2 * 230 * 2 - 10 * 320 * 3
• 460 - 3060
2. ### Subtract

• 460 - 3060
• 4 - 3060
• - 2660

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

Simplify

• - 2660
• - 1330
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

• - 2660
• - 26 ÷ 260 ÷ 2
• - 1330

The greatest common divisor of 26 and 60 is 2, the fraction - 2660 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 2.