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Subtract 9/24 from 1/2

1/2 - 9/24 is 1/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    1/2 = 1 × 12/2 × 12 = 12/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    9/24 = 9 × 1/24 × 1 = 9/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/24 - 9/24 = 12 - 9/24 = 3/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/8

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