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Subtract 81/3 from 4/6

1st number: 4/6, 2nd number: 27 0/3

4/6 - 81/3 is -79/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    4/6 = 4 × 1/6 × 1 = 4/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    81/3 = 81 × 2/3 × 2 = 162/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/6 - 162/6 = 4 - 162/6 = -158/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -79/3

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