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Subtract 4/9 from 3/8

3/8 - 4/9 is -5/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    3/8 = 3 × 9/8 × 9 = 27/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    4/9 = 4 × 8/9 × 8 = 32/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/72 - 32/72 = 27 - 32/72 = -5/72

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