## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

$\frac{5}{12}$
$\frac{2}{3}$ - $\frac{1}{4}$ The least common multiple of 3 and 4 is 12. Rewrite both fractions as fractions with a least common denominator of 12. Rewrite as like fraction $\frac{2}{3}$ - $\frac{1}{4}$= $\frac{8}{12}$ - $\frac{3}{12}$ Add the numerator = $\frac{8 - 3}{12}$ = $\frac{5}{12}$ $\frac{5}{12}$ is in lowest term