## anonymous 5 years ago subtract by writting the fractions with common denominaters.1/2-3/8

Look for the lowest common multiple: 2: 2 4 6 [8] 10 12 ... 8: [8] 16 24 ... $\frac{1}{2} = \frac{4}{8}$ So you can rewrite your original equation as $\frac{4}{8} - \frac{3}{8}$ which equals $\frac{1}{8}$