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Subtract 2/9 from 4/24

4/24 - 2/9 is -1/18.

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,
    4/24 = 4 × 3/24 × 3 = 12/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    2/9 = 2 × 8/9 × 8 = 16/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/72 - 16/72 = 12 - 16/72 = -4/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/18

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