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Subtract 4/7 from 2/4

2/4 - 4/7 is -1/14.

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,
    2/4 = 2 × 7/4 × 7 = 14/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    4/7 = 4 × 4/7 × 4 = 16/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    14/28 - 16/28 = 14 - 16/28 = -2/28
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/14

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