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Subtract 2/4 from 1/3

1/3 - 2/4 is -1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    1/3 = 1 × 4/3 × 4 = 4/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    2/4 = 2 × 3/4 × 3 = 6/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/12 - 6/12 = 4 - 6/12 = -2/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/6

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