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Subtract 3/9 from 1/18

1/18 - 3/9 is -5/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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