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Subtract 3/4 from 3/8

3/8 - 3/4 is -3/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 4 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    3/8 = 3 × 1/8 × 1 = 3/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    3/4 = 3 × 2/4 × 2 = 6/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3/8 - 6/8 = 3 - 6/8 = -3/8

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