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Subtract 8/9 from 4/6

4/6 - 8/9 is -2/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    4/6 = 4 × 3/6 × 3 = 12/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    8/9 = 8 × 2/9 × 2 = 16/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/18 - 16/18 = 12 - 16/18 = -4/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/9

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