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Subtracting Fractions With uncommon Denominators

Before you can subtract fractions with unlike
denominators, you need to change the fractions to
equivalent fractions (fractions with same

fractions with unlike denominators

Find the least common denominator (also called LCD).

This the smallest number that will divide both 9 and 3 equally ( 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
Reduce to lowest terms if needed.