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Subtract 3/27 from 1/18

1/18 - 3/27 is -1/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    1/18 = 1 × 3/18 × 3 = 3/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    3/27 = 3 × 2/27 × 2 = 6/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3/54 - 6/54 = 3 - 6/54 = -3/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/18

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