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Subtract 7/9 from 2/6

2/6 - 7/9 is -4/9.

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,
    2/6 = 2 × 3/6 × 3 = 6/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    7/9 = 7 × 2/9 × 2 = 14/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/18 - 14/18 = 6 - 14/18 = -8/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -4/9

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