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Subtract 10/18 from 14/27

14/27 - 10/18 is -1/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 18 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    14/27 = 14 × 2/27 × 2 = 28/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    10/18 = 10 × 3/18 × 3 = 30/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/54 - 30/54 = 28 - 30/54 = -2/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/27

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