What is 5/24-13/12?

How much is 524 minus 1312. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

  • - 78
  • 0.875

Step by step solution

Subtract

524 - 1312 = - 2124

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

    Multiples of 24 are   24 ....etc

    Multiples of 12 are   12, 24 ...etc

    The LCM of 24 and 12 is 24. So, the common denominator of 524 and 1312 is 24. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

    • 524 - 1312
    • 5 * 124 * 1 - 13 * 212 * 2
    • 524 - 2624
  2. Subtract

    • 524 - 2624
    • 5 - 2624
    • - 2124

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

Simplify

  • - 2124
  • - 78
  1. Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

    • - 2124
    • - 21 ÷ 324 ÷ 3
    • - 78

    The greatest common divisor of 21 and 24 is 3, the fraction - 2124 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 3.