What is 22/23-16/1?

How much is 2223 minus 161. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 34623
  • - 15 123
  • 15.0435 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

2223 - 161 = - 34623

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

    Multiples of 23 are   23 ....etc

    Multiples of 1 are   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ..., 23 ...etc

    The LCM of 23 and 1 is 23. So, the common denominator of 2223 and 161 is 23. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 2223 - 161
    • 22 * 123 * 1 - 16 * 231 * 23
    • 2223 - 36823
  2. Subtract

    • 2223 - 36823
    • 22 - 36823
    • - 34623

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

Simplify

  • - 34623
  • - 15 123
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 346 and 23 is 1, the fraction - 34623 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

  2. Convert improper fraction - 34623 to mixed number

    • - 34623
    • - 15 123

    346 divided by 23 is 15 with a remainder of 1