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Subtract 3/7 from 1/4

1/4 - 3/7 is -5/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    1/4 = 1 × 7/4 × 7 = 7/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    3/7 = 3 × 4/7 × 4 = 12/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    7/28 - 12/28 = 7 - 12/28 = -5/28

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