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Subtract 56/9 from 3/2

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 6 2/9

3/2 - 56/9 is -85/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    3/2 = 3 × 9/2 × 9 = 27/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    56/9 = 56 × 2/9 × 2 = 112/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/18 - 112/18 = 27 - 112/18 = -85/18

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