## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$\frac{1}{4}$
$\frac{1}{2}$ - ($\frac{1}{4}$) Step 1: Change the subtraction sign to addition and replace $\frac{1}{4}$ to its opposite $\frac{1}{2}$ + (-$\frac{1}{4}$) Step 2: Add two fractions $\frac{4}{8}$ + (-$\frac{2}{8}$) = $\frac{2}{8}$ Step 3: Convert $\frac{2}{8}$ into lowest term = $\frac{1}{4}$