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Subtract 3/9 from 3/4

3/4 - 3/9 is 5/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    3/4 = 3 × 9/4 × 9 = 27/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    3/9 = 3 × 4/9 × 4 = 12/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/36 - 12/36 = 27 - 12/36 = 15/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/12

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