# What is 2/30-17/17?

How much is 230 minus 1717. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• - 1415
• 0.9333 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

230 - 1717 = - 476510

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

Multiples of 30 are   30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180, ..., 510 ....etc

Multiples of 17 are   17, 34, 51, 68, 85, 102, 119, ..., 510 ...etc

The LCM of 30 and 17 is 510. So, the common denominator of 230 and 1717 is 510. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 230 - 1717
• 2 * 1730 * 17 - 17 * 3017 * 30
• 34510 - 510510
2. ### Subtract

• 34510 - 510510
• 34 - 510510
• - 476510

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

Simplify

• - 476510
• - 1415
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

• - 476510
• - 476 ÷ 34510 ÷ 34
• - 1415

The greatest common divisor of 476 and 510 is 34, the fraction - 476510 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 34.