Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 3/8 from 1/6

1/6 - 3/8 is -5/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    1/6 = 1 × 4/6 × 4 = 4/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    3/8 = 3 × 3/8 × 3 = 9/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/24 - 9/24 = 4 - 9/24 = -5/24

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com