# 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