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Subtract 8/9 from 27/4

1st number: 6 3/4, 2nd number: 8/9

27/4 - 8/9 is 211/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    27/4 = 27 × 9/4 × 9 = 243/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    8/9 = 8 × 4/9 × 4 = 32/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    243/36 - 32/36 = 243 - 32/36 = 211/36
  5. In mixed form: 531/36

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