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Subtract 7/27 from 1/4

1/4 - 7/27 is -1/108.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 27 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 27 = 108,
    1/4 = 1 × 27/4 × 27 = 27/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 4 = 108,
    7/27 = 7 × 4/27 × 4 = 28/108
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/108 - 28/108 = 27 - 28/108 = -1/108

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