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Subtract 8/21 from 24/9

1st number: 2 6/9, 2nd number: 8/21

24/9 - 8/21 is 16/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 21 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,
    24/9 = 24 × 7/9 × 7 = 168/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 3 = 63,
    8/21 = 8 × 3/21 × 3 = 24/63
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/63 - 24/63 = 168 - 24/63 = 144/63
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 16/7
  6. In mixed form: 22/7

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