# 9/4 minus 2 as a fraction 9/4 - 2 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is 9/4 minus 2 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

9/4-2 equals to
9/4 - 2 = (?)
9/4 - 2/1 = [(9 x 1) - (2 x 4)]/(4 x 1)
= (9 - 8)/4
= 1/4
9/4 - 2 = 1/4
9/4 minus 2 is equal to 1/4

where
9/4 is a fraction as a minuend,
2 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
1/4 is the difference between 9/4 and 2.

9/4 minus 2 as a decimal
9/4 - 2 = 1/4
1/4 = 0.25
9/4-2 as a decimal is 0.25
where
0.25 is the difference between 9/4 and 2.

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## How-to: 9/4 - 2 = ?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is 9/4 minus 2 in simplest form by using the following methods:
1. LCM method,
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
What is 9/4 minus 2 as a fraction?

step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 9/4
Fraction B: 2/1

What to be found?
9/4-2 = ?
Find what's the difference between 9/4 and 2.

step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 9/4 and 2 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 9/4 and 2 are not equal, it is said to be unlike fractions subtraction.

step 3For unlike fractions subtraction, find the LCM (least common multiple) of both denominators of fractions 9/4 and 2:
The LCM of 4 and 1 is 4.

step 4 Write the fractions 9/4 and 2 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
=9/4-2
=(9 x 4)/(4 x 4)-(2 x 4)/(1 x 4)

step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
=9/4-8/4

step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
=1/4 x (9/1-8/1)
=1/4 x (9 - 8)

step 7Simplify the above expression further:
=1/4 x 1
=1/4
9/4-2=1/4

Hence,
9/4 minus 2 equals to 1/4 in fraction.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
Input:
Fraction A: 9/4
Fraction B: 2/1

What to be found?
9/4-2 = ?
Find what's the difference between 9/4 and 2.

step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (9 x 1), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (2 x 4), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (4 x 1) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
= (9 x 1) - (2 x 4)/(4 x 1)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
= (9 - 8)/4
9/4-2 = 1/4
Hence,
9/4 minus 2 = 1/4 