What is 24/29-12/2?

How much is 2429 minus 122. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 15029
  • - 5 529
  • 5.1724 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

2429 - 122 = - 30058

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

    Multiples of 29 are   29, 58 ....etc

    Multiples of 2 are   2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, ..., 58 ...etc

    The LCM of 29 and 2 is 58. So, the common denominator of 2429 and 122 is 58. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 2429 - 122
    • 24 * 229 * 2 - 12 * 292 * 29
    • 4858 - 34858
  2. Subtract

    • 4858 - 34858
    • 48 - 34858
    • - 30058

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

Simplify

  • - 30058
  • - 15029
  • - 5 529
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    • - 30058
    • - 300 ÷ 258 ÷ 2
    • - 15029

    The greatest common divisor of 300 and 58 is 2, the fraction - 30058 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 2.

  2. Convert improper fraction 15029 to mixed number

    • - 15029
    • - 5 529

    150 divided by 29 is 5 with a remainder of 5