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Subtract 5/8 from 2/27

2/27 - 5/8 is -119/216.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 27 and 8 is 216
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 27 × 8 = 216,
    2/27 = 2 × 8/27 × 8 = 16/216
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 27 = 216,
    5/8 = 5 × 27/8 × 27 = 135/216
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/216 - 135/216 = 16 - 135/216 = -119/216

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