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Subtract 18/7 from 27/24

1st number: 1 3/24, 2nd number: 2 4/7

27/24 - 18/7 is -81/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 7 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 7 = 168,
    27/24 = 27 × 7/24 × 7 = 189/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 24 = 168,
    18/7 = 18 × 24/7 × 24 = 432/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    189/168 - 432/168 = 189 - 432/168 = -243/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -81/56

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