# 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