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Subtract 4/9 from 6/12

6/12 - 4/9 is 1/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    6/12 = 6 × 3/12 × 3 = 18/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    4/9 = 4 × 4/9 × 4 = 16/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/36 - 16/36 = 18 - 16/36 = 2/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/18

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