What is 20/19-15/14?

How much is 2019 minus 1514. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 5266
  • 0.0188 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

2019 - 1514 = - 5266

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

    Multiples of 19 are   19, 38, 57, 76, 95, 114, 133, ..., 266 ....etc

    Multiples of 14 are   14, 28, 42, 56, 70, 84, 98, ..., 266 ...etc

    The LCM of 19 and 14 is 266. So, the common denominator of 2019 and 1514 is 266. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 2019 - 1514
    • 20 * 1419 * 14 - 15 * 1914 * 19
    • 280266 - 285266
  2. Subtract

    • 280266 - 285266
    • 280 - 285266
    • - 5266

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

Simplify

  • - 5266
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 5 and 266 is 1, the fraction - 5266 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms