What is 4/7-11/5?

How much is 47 minus 115. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 5735
  • - 1 2235
  • 1.6286 (rounded to 4 decimals)

Step by step solution

Subtract

47 - 115 = - 5735

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

    Multiples of 7 are   7, 14, 21, 28, 35 ....etc

    Multiples of 5 are   5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 ...etc

    The LCM of 7 and 5 is 35. So, the common denominator of 47 and 115 is 35. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 47 - 115
    • 4 * 57 * 5 - 11 * 75 * 7
    • 2035 - 7735
  2. Subtract

    • 2035 - 7735
    • 20 - 7735
    • - 5735

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

Simplify

  • - 5735
  • - 1 2235
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    The greatest common divisor of 57 and 35 is 1, the fraction - 5735 cannot be further simplified or reduced to lowest terms

  2. Convert improper fraction - 5735 to mixed number

    • - 5735
    • - 1 2235

    57 divided by 35 is 1 with a remainder of 22