# 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