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Subtract 7/18 from 1/4

1/4 - 7/18 is -5/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    1/4 = 1 × 9/4 × 9 = 9/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    7/18 = 7 × 2/18 × 2 = 14/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    9/36 - 14/36 = 9 - 14/36 = -5/36

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