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Subtract 5/3 from 3/2

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 1 2/3

3/2 - 5/3 is -1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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