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Subtract 8/9 from 5/84

5/84 - 8/9 is -209/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 9 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    5/84 = 5 × 3/84 × 3 = 15/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 28 = 252,
    8/9 = 8 × 28/9 × 28 = 224/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/252 - 224/252 = 15 - 224/252 = -209/252

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