Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 4/8 from 1/18

1/18 - 4/8 is -4/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    1/18 = 1 × 4/18 × 4 = 4/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    4/8 = 4 × 9/8 × 9 = 36/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/72 - 36/72 = 4 - 36/72 = -32/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -4/9

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com