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Subtract 6/27 from 2/5

2/5 - 6/27 is 8/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 27 = 135,
    2/5 = 2 × 27/5 × 27 = 54/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    6/27 = 6 × 5/27 × 5 = 30/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    54/135 - 30/135 = 54 - 30/135 = 24/135
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 8/45

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