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Subtract 5/54 from 2/84

2/84 - 5/54 is -13/189.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 54 is 756
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 9 = 756,
    2/84 = 2 × 9/84 × 9 = 18/756
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 14 = 756,
    5/54 = 5 × 14/54 × 14 = 70/756
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/756 - 70/756 = 18 - 70/756 = -52/756
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/189

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