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>**Subtracting Fractions With Unlike Denominator** < you are here

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denominators, you need to change the fractions to

denominators).

Find the least common denominator (also called LCD).

This the smallest number that will divide both 9 and 3 equally

( no remainder).

( no remainder).

The LCM of 9 and 3 is 18

Write an equivalent fraction with the new LCD

Subtract the numerators. The put difference over the common

denominator.

Reduce to lowest terms if needed.

denominator.

Reduce to lowest terms if needed.

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