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Subtract 5/45 from 2/54

2/54 - 5/45 is -2/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 45 is 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 5 = 270,
    2/54 = 2 × 5/54 × 5 = 10/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 6 = 270,
    5/45 = 5 × 6/45 × 6 = 30/270
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/270 - 30/270 = 10 - 30/270 = -20/270
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/27

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