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Subtract 4/48 from 1/18

1/18 - 4/48 is -1/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    1/18 = 1 × 8/18 × 8 = 8/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    4/48 = 4 × 3/48 × 3 = 12/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/144 - 12/144 = 8 - 12/144 = -4/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/36

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