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Subtract 5/7 from 2/6

2/6 - 5/7 is -8/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 7 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    2/6 = 2 × 7/6 × 7 = 14/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 6 = 42,
    5/7 = 5 × 6/7 × 6 = 30/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    14/42 - 30/42 = 14 - 30/42 = -16/42
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -8/21

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