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Subtract 5/9 from 2/54

2/54 - 5/9 is -14/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 9 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    2/54 = 2 × 1/54 × 1 = 2/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 6 = 54,
    5/9 = 5 × 6/9 × 6 = 30/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/54 - 30/54 = 2 - 30/54 = -28/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -14/27

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