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Subtract 9/16 from 1/2

1/2 - 9/16 is -1/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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