# Chapter R - Section R.2 - Fractions - Exercise Set: 86

$\frac{3}{8}$

#### Work Step by Step

$1 - (\frac{1}{4} + \frac{3}{8})$ (Convert all numbers to have a denominator of 8) $= \frac{8}{8} - (\frac{2}{8} + \frac{3}{8})$ (Add the fractions in the brackets) $= \frac{8}{8} - \frac{5}{8}$ (Complete the subtraction) $= \frac{3}{8}$

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