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Subtract 8/9 from 2/3

2/3 - 8/9 is -2/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 9 is 9
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 3 = 9,
    2/3 = 2 × 3/3 × 3 = 6/9
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,
    8/9 = 8 × 1/9 × 1 = 8/9
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/9 - 8/9 = 6 - 8/9 = -2/9

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