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Subtract 16/27 from 18/15

1st number: 1 3/15, 2nd number: 16/27

18/15 - 16/27 is 82/135.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 9 = 135,
    18/15 = 18 × 9/15 × 9 = 162/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    16/27 = 16 × 5/27 × 5 = 80/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    162/135 - 80/135 = 162 - 80/135 = 82/135

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