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    What is 9/4 minus 4/3?

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    9/4 - 4/3 as a fraction provides the detailed information about what is the difference between 9/4 and 4/3 in fraction and decimal form, and the answer with steps to understand how it is being calculated by using different methods.

    9/4-4/3 equals to
    9/4 - 4/3 = 11/12
    Hence, 9/4 - 4/3 is equal to 11/12.
    where
    9/4 is a fraction as a minuend,
    4/3 is a fraction as a subtrahend,
    11/12 is the difference between 9/4 and 4/3.

    9/4 minus 4/3 as a decimal
    9/4 - 4/3 = 11/12
    11/12 = 0.9167
    Hence, 9/4-4/3 can be written as 0.9167 in decimal.
    where
    0.9167 is the difference between 9/4 and 4/3.

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    How-to: 9/4 - 4/3 = ?

    The below workout with step by step calculation for subtracting 9/4 from 4/3 shows how to find what is the difference between 9/4 and 4/3. The difference of fractions 9/4 minus 4/3 can be obtained by using anyone of the two methods below:
    1. LCM method,
    2. Cross multiplication method.

    Problem and Workout - LCM Method:
    What is 9/4 minus 4/3 as a fraction?

    step 1 Observe the input parameters and what to be found:
    Input:
    Fraction A: 9/4
    Fraction B: 4/3

    What to be found?
    9/4-4/3 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 9/4 and 4/3.


    step 2 Compare the denominators of fractions 9/4 and 4/3 to identify whether it is a like or unlike fraction subtraction. Since the denominators of given fractions 9/4 and 4/3 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 4/3:
    The LCM of 4 and 3 is 12.


    step 4 Write the fractions 9/4 and 4/3 in the subtraction expression form and multiply LCM with all the numerators and denominators of both fractions.
    =9/4-4/3
    =(9 x 12)/(4 x 12)-(4 x 12)/(3 x 12)


    step 5 Simplify the expression to have common denominator:
    =27/12-16/12


    step 6 Take the common values out and rewrite the above expression like the below:
    =1/12 x (27/1-16/1)
    =1/12 x (27 - 16)


    step 7Simplify the above expression further:
    =1/12 x 11
    =11/12
    9/4-4/3=11/12

    Hence,
    9/4 minus 4/3 equals to 11/12 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: 4/3

    What to be found?
    9/4-4/3 = ?
    Find what's the difference between 9/4 and 4/3.

    step 2 Find the product of numerator of Fraction A and denominator of Fraction B (9 x 3), find the product of numerator of Fraction B and denominator of Fraction A (4 x 4), and find the product of both denominators of Fraction A and Fraction B (4 x 3) and rewrite the equation as like the below:
    = (9 x 3) - (4 x 4)/(4 x 3)

    step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction:
    = (27 - 16)/12
    9/4-4/3 = 11/12
    Hence,
    9/4 minus 4/3 = 11/12

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