# What is 2/3 - 4/9?

getcalc.com's **two fractions subtraction calculator** is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 2/3 and 4/9.

2/3 - 4/9 = 6/27 as simplified as 2/9 in fraction form

2/3 - 4/9 = 0.2222 in decimal form

This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 2/3 & 4/9 may help students, teachers,
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## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 2/3-4/9?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 4/9 from 2/3. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 2/3 minus 4/9.

1. LCM method

2. Cross multiplication method.

__Problem & Workout - LCM Method__

What is 2/3 minus 4/9 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address *formula*, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

2/3 & 4/9

2/3-4/9 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators

The LCM for 3 and 9 is 9.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator & denominator

=(2 x 9)/(3 x 9)-(4 x 9)/(9 x 9)

=6/9-4/9

=(6 - 4)/9

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.

=2/9

2/3-4/9=2/9

By using LCM method, **2/9** is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 4/9 from 2/3.

__Problem & Workout - Cross Multiplication Method__

step 1 Address formula, input parameters & values.

Input parameters & values:

2/3 & 4/9

2/3 - 4/9 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator & denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below

= (2 x 9) - (4 x 3)/(3 x 9)

step 3 Simplify & rewrite the fraction

= (18 - 12)/27

= 6/27

= 2/9

2/3-4/9 = 2/9

By using cross multiplication method, **2/9** is the difference between two fractions 2/3 and 4/9.