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Subtract 6/9 from 48/21

1st number: 2 6/21, 2nd number: 6/9

48/21 - 6/9 is 34/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 9 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 3 = 63,
    48/21 = 48 × 3/21 × 3 = 144/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,
    6/9 = 6 × 7/9 × 7 = 42/63
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    144/63 - 42/63 = 144 - 42/63 = 102/63
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 34/21
  6. In mixed form: 113/21

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