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Subtract 2/81 from 28/24

1st number: 1 4/24, 2nd number: 2/81

28/24 - 2/81 is 185/162.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 81 is 648
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 27 = 648,
    28/24 = 28 × 27/24 × 27 = 756/648
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 8 = 648,
    2/81 = 2 × 8/81 × 8 = 16/648
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    756/648 - 16/648 = 756 - 16/648 = 740/648
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 185/162
  6. In mixed form: 123/162

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