What is 4/16-9/24?

How much is 416 minus 924. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 18
  • 0.125

Step by step solution

Subtract

416 - 924 = - 648

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

    Multiples of 16 are   16, 32, 48 ....etc

    Multiples of 24 are   24, 48 ...etc

    The LCM of 16 and 24 is 48. So, the common denominator of 416 and 924 is 48. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 416 - 924
    • 4 * 316 * 3 - 9 * 224 * 2
    • 1248 - 1848
  2. Subtract

    • 1248 - 1848
    • 12 - 1848
    • - 648

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

Simplify

  • - 648
  • - 18
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    • - 648
    • - 6 ÷ 648 ÷ 6
    • - 18

    The greatest common divisor of 6 and 48 is 6, the fraction - 648 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 6.