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Subtract 5/9 from 1/6

1/6 - 5/9 is -7/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    1/6 = 1 × 3/6 × 3 = 3/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    5/9 = 5 × 2/9 × 2 = 10/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3/18 - 10/18 = 3 - 10/18 = -7/18

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