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Subtract 5/18 from 2/84

2/84 - 5/18 is -16/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 18 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    2/84 = 2 × 3/84 × 3 = 6/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 14 = 252,
    5/18 = 5 × 14/18 × 14 = 70/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/252 - 70/252 = 6 - 70/252 = -64/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -16/63

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