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Subtract 56/9 from 4/6

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

4/6 - 56/9 is -50/9.

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,
    56/9 = 56 × 2/9 × 2 = 112/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/18 - 112/18 = 12 - 112/18 = -100/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -50/9

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