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Subtract 18/70 from 27/96

27/96 - 18/70 is 27/1120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 96 and 70 is 3360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 96 × 35 = 3360,
    27/96 = 27 × 35/96 × 35 = 945/3360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 48 = 3360,
    18/70 = 18 × 48/70 × 48 = 864/3360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    945/3360 - 864/3360 = 945 - 864/3360 = 81/3360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 27/1120

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