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Subtract 81/3 from 20/2

1st number: 10 0/2, 2nd number: 27 0/3

20/2 - 81/3 is -17/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    20/2 = 20 × 3/2 × 3 = 60/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    81/3 = 81 × 2/3 × 2 = 162/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/6 - 162/6 = 60 - 162/6 = -102/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/1

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