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Subtract 84/9 from 40/6

1st number: 6 4/6, 2nd number: 9 3/9

40/6 - 84/9 is -8/3.

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,
    40/6 = 40 × 3/6 × 3 = 120/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    84/9 = 84 × 2/9 × 2 = 168/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/18 - 168/18 = 120 - 168/18 = -48/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -8/3

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