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Subtract 2/6 from 2/9

2/9 - 2/6 is -1/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 6 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    2/9 = 2 × 2/9 × 2 = 4/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    2/6 = 2 × 3/6 × 3 = 6/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/18 - 6/18 = 4 - 6/18 = -2/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/9

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