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# How do you minus 2 fractions?

Updated: 9/21/2023 Wiki User

12y ago

find the lowest common denominator so both have the same denominator, then subtract the numerators only leaving the denominator the same

For example

1/2 - 1/4

2/4-1/4

= 1/4 Wiki User

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