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Subtract 2/9 from 10/2

1st number: 5 0/2, 2nd number: 2/9

10/2 - 2/9 is 43/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    10/2 = 10 × 9/2 × 9 = 90/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    2/9 = 2 × 2/9 × 2 = 4/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/18 - 4/18 = 90 - 4/18 = 86/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/9
  6. In mixed form: 47/9

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