# What is 25/4-7/24?

How much is 254 minus 724. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• 14324
• 5 2324
• 5.9583 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

254 - 724 = 14324

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

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

Multiples of 24 are   24 ...etc

The LCM of 4 and 24 is 24. So, the common denominator of 254 and 724 is 24. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 254 - 724
• 25 * 64 * 6 - 7 * 124 * 1
• 15024 - 724
2. ### Subtract

• 15024 - 724
• 150 - 724
• 14324

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

Simplify

• 14324
• 5 2324
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

The greatest common divisor of 143 and 24 is 1, the fraction 14324 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

2. ### Convert improper fraction 14324 to mixed number

• 14324
• 5 2324

143 divided by 24 is 5 with a remainder of 23