# What is 7/2-8/24?

How much is 72 minus 824. Step by step solution expressed as a proper or improper fraction, mixed number and decimal form.

• 196
• 3 16
• 3.1667 (rounded to 4 decimals)

## Step by step solution

Subtract

72 - 824 = 7624

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

Multiples of 2 are   2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, ..., 24 ....etc

Multiples of 24 are   24 ...etc

The LCM of 2 and 24 is 24. So, the common denominator of 72 and 824 is 24. Now change the fractions into equivalent fractions with common denominator

• 72 - 824
• 7 * 122 * 12 - 8 * 124 * 1
• 8424 - 824
2. ### Subtract

• 8424 - 824
• 84 - 824
• 7624

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

Simplify

• 7624
• 196
• 3 16
1. ### Reduce fraction to its lowest terms

• 7624
• 76 ÷ 424 ÷ 4
• 196

The greatest common divisor of 76 and 24 is 4, the fraction 7624 can be simplified or reduced to lowest terms by dividing the numerator and denominator by 4.

2. ### Convert improper fraction 196 to mixed number

• 196
• 3 16

19 divided by 6 is 3 with a remainder of 1