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Subtract 4/8 from 4/36

4/36 - 4/8 is -7/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    4/36 = 4 × 2/36 × 2 = 8/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    4/8 = 4 × 9/8 × 9 = 36/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/72 - 36/72 = 8 - 36/72 = -28/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/18

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