What is 23/9-1/4?

How much is 239 minus 14. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • 8336
  • 2 1136
  • 2.3056 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

239 - 14 = 8336

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

    Multiples of 9 are   9, 18, 27, 36 ....etc

    Multiples of 4 are   4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36 ...etc

    The LCM of 9 and 4 is 36. So, the common denominator of 239 and 14 is 36. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 239 - 14
    • 23 * 49 * 4 - 1 * 94 * 9
    • 9236 - 936
  2. Subtract

    • 9236 - 936
    • 92 - 936
    • 8336

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

Simplify

  • 8336
  • 2 1136
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 83 and 36 is 1, the fraction 8336 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

  2. Convert improper fraction 8336 to mixed number

    • 8336
    • 2 1136

    83 divided by 36 is 2 with a remainder of 11