# What is 24/15-5/24?

How much is 2415 minus 524. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• 167120
• 1 47120
• 1.3917 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

2415 - 524 = 167120

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

Multiples of 15 are   15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 120 ....etc

Multiples of 24 are   24, 48, 72, 96, 120 ...etc

The LCM of 15 and 24 is 120. So, the common denominator of 2415 and 524 is 120. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 2415 - 524
• 24 * 815 * 8 - 5 * 524 * 5
• 192120 - 25120
2. ### Subtract

• 192120 - 25120
• 192 - 25120
• 167120

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

Simplify

• 167120
• 1 47120
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

The greatest common divisor of 167 and 120 is 1, the fraction 167120 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

2. ### Convert improper fraction 167120 to mixed number

• 167120
• 1 47120

167 divided by 120 is 1 with a remainder of 47