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Subtract 3/16 from 1/4

1/4 - 3/16 is 1/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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