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Subtract 90/3 from 1/2

1st number: 1/2, 2nd number: 30 0/3

1/2 - 90/3 is -59/2.

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,
    1/2 = 1 × 3/2 × 3 = 3/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    90/3 = 90 × 2/3 × 2 = 180/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3/6 - 180/6 = 3 - 180/6 = -177/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -59/2

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