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Subtract 15/9 from 14/6

1st number: 2 2/6, 2nd number: 1 6/9

14/6 - 15/9 is 2/3.

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,
    14/6 = 14 × 3/6 × 3 = 42/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    15/9 = 15 × 2/9 × 2 = 30/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/18 - 30/18 = 42 - 30/18 = 12/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/3

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