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Subtract 2/18 from 3/6

3/6 - 2/18 is 7/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    3/6 = 3 × 3/6 × 3 = 9/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    2/18 = 2 × 1/18 × 1 = 2/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    9/18 - 2/18 = 9 - 2/18 = 7/18

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