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Subtract 40/6 from 27/3

1st number: 9 0/3, 2nd number: 6 4/6

27/3 - 40/6 is 7/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 6 is 6

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    27/3 = 27 × 2/3 × 2 = 54/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    40/6 = 40 × 1/6 × 1 = 40/6
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    54/6 - 40/6 = 54 - 40/6 = 14/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/3
  6. In mixed form: 21/3

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