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Subtract 4/9 from 2/24

2/24 - 4/9 is -13/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    2/24 = 2 × 3/24 × 3 = 6/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    4/9 = 4 × 8/9 × 8 = 32/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/72 - 32/72 = 6 - 32/72 = -26/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/36

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