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