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Subtract 4/9 from 2/36

2/36 - 4/9 is -7/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    2/36 = 2 × 1/36 × 1 = 2/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    4/9 = 4 × 4/9 × 4 = 16/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/36 - 16/36 = 2 - 16/36 = -14/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/18

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