# What is 20/17-23/22?

How much is 2017 minus 2322. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• 49374
• 0.131 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

2017 - 2322 = 49374

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

Multiples of 17 are   17, 34, 51, 68, 85, 102, 119, ..., 374 ....etc

Multiples of 22 are   22, 44, 66, 88, 110, 132, 154, ..., 374 ...etc

The LCM of 17 and 22 is 374. So, the common denominator of 2017 and 2322 is 374. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 2017 - 2322
• 20 * 2217 * 22 - 23 * 1722 * 17
• 440374 - 391374
2. ### Subtract

• 440374 - 391374
• 440 - 391374
• 49374

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

Simplify

• 49374
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

The greatest common divisor of 49 and 374 is 1, the fraction 49374 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms