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Subtract 6/8 from 8/9

8/9 - 6/8 is 5/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    8/9 = 8 × 8/9 × 8 = 64/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    6/8 = 6 × 9/8 × 9 = 54/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    64/72 - 54/72 = 64 - 54/72 = 10/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/36

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