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Subtract 42/27 from 4/6

1st number: 4/6, 2nd number: 1 15/27

4/6 - 42/27 is -8/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 9 = 54,
    4/6 = 4 × 9/6 × 9 = 36/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    42/27 = 42 × 2/27 × 2 = 84/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/54 - 84/54 = 36 - 84/54 = -48/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -8/9

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