Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Review Exercises: 26

Answer

$\frac{5}{12}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{2}{3}$ - $\frac{1}{4}$ 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
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