Subtract 23/96 and 84/42

23
96
-
84
42
=
-1
73
96

What is 23/96 - 84/42

23
96
-
84
42
=

In order to make fractions have the same denominator, multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the denominator of the other

23 x 42
96 x 42
-
84 x 96
42 x 96
=
966
4032
-
8064
4032
=
966 - 8064
4032
=
-7098
4032

OR

(23 x 42) - (84 x 96)
96 x 42
=
-7098
4032

Simplify the fraction

Divide each part of the fraction with the greatest common factor to simplify the fraction

-7098
4032
=
-7098 ÷ 42
4032 ÷ 42
=
-
169
96

Because the numerator greater than the denominator, so we have an improper fraction, which means we can simplify it by converting the improper fraction to a mixed number.

Improper fraction to mixed number, get the whole number by dividing the numerator with the denominator, then subtract the numerator by the whole number multiplied by the denominator.

-
169
96
=
169 ÷ 96 = 1 +
169 - (1 x 96)
96
=
-1
73
96

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