# What is 23/27-16/29?

How much is 2327 minus 1629. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• 235783
• 0.3001 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

2327 - 1629 = 235783

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

Multiples of 27 are   27, 54, 81, 108, 135, 162, ..., 783 ....etc

Multiples of 29 are   29, 58, 87, 116, 145, 174, ..., 783 ...etc

The LCM of 27 and 29 is 783. So, the common denominator of 2327 and 1629 is 783. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 2327 - 1629
• 23 * 2927 * 29 - 16 * 2729 * 27
• 667783 - 432783
2. ### Subtract

• 667783 - 432783
• 667 - 432783
• 235783

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

Simplify

• 235783
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

The greatest common divisor of 235 and 783 is 1, the fraction 235783 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms