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Subtract 16/9 from 4/6

1st number: 4/6, 2nd number: 1 7/9

4/6 - 16/9 is -10/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    4/6 = 4 × 3/6 × 3 = 12/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    16/9 = 16 × 2/9 × 2 = 32/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/18 - 32/18 = 12 - 32/18 = -20/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -10/9

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