Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.2 Least Common Multiples - 3.2 Exercises: 58


numerators; denominator; lowest

Work Step by Step

1. Step: Make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same. $\frac{3}{4} - \frac{1}{4}$ 2. Step: Subtract the numerators. Put the answer over the same denominator. $\frac{3}{4} - \frac{1}{4} = \frac{3-1}{4} = \frac{2}{4}$ 3.Step: Simplify the fraction (if needed). $\frac{3}{4} - \frac{1}{4} = \frac{3-1}{4} = \frac{2}{4} = \frac{1}{2}$.
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