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Subtract 6/9 from 3/8

3/8 - 6/9 is -7/24.

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,
    6/9 = 6 × 8/9 × 8 = 48/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/72 - 48/72 = 27 - 48/72 = -21/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/24

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