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Subtract 2/9 from 5/6

5/6 - 2/9 is 11/18.

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,
    5/6 = 5 × 3/6 × 3 = 15/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    2/9 = 2 × 2/9 × 2 = 4/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/18 - 4/18 = 15 - 4/18 = 11/18

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