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Subtract 5/27 from 2/18

2/18 - 5/27 is -2/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    2/18 = 2 × 3/18 × 3 = 6/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    5/27 = 5 × 2/27 × 2 = 10/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/54 - 10/54 = 6 - 10/54 = -4/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/27

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