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Subtract 2/9 from 14/7

1st number: 2 0/7, 2nd number: 2/9

14/7 - 2/9 is 16/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 9 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 9 = 63,
    14/7 = 14 × 9/7 × 9 = 126/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,
    2/9 = 2 × 7/9 × 7 = 14/63
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/63 - 14/63 = 126 - 14/63 = 112/63
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 16/9
  6. In mixed form: 17/9

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