Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 6/9 from 9/8

1st number: 1 1/8, 2nd number: 6/9

9/8 - 6/9 is 11/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    9/8 = 9 × 9/8 × 9 = 81/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    6/9 = 6 × 8/9 × 8 = 48/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    81/72 - 48/72 = 81 - 48/72 = 33/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/24

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com