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Subtract 6/8 from 9/4

1st number: 2 1/4, 2nd number: 6/8

9/4 - 6/8 is 3/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 8 is 8
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 2 = 8,
    9/4 = 9 × 2/4 × 2 = 18/8
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 1 = 8,
    6/8 = 6 × 1/8 × 1 = 6/8
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/8 - 6/8 = 18 - 6/8 = 12/8
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/2
  6. In mixed form: 11/2

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