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Subtract 5/18 from 14/6

1st number: 2 2/6, 2nd number: 5/18

14/6 - 5/18 is 37/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 18 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 18 × 1 = 18,
    5/18 = 5 × 1/18 × 1 = 5/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/18 - 5/18 = 42 - 5/18 = 37/18
  5. In mixed form: 21/18

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