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Subtract 84/27 from 40/3

1st number: 13 1/3, 2nd number: 3 3/27

40/3 - 84/27 is 92/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 27 is 27
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 9 = 27,
    40/3 = 40 × 9/3 × 9 = 360/27
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 1 = 27,
    84/27 = 84 × 1/27 × 1 = 84/27
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    360/27 - 84/27 = 360 - 84/27 = 276/27
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 92/9
  6. In mixed form: 102/9

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