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Subtract 27/7 from 5/2

1st number: 2 1/2, 2nd number: 3 6/7

5/2 - 27/7 is -19/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 7 is 14
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 7 = 14,
    5/2 = 5 × 7/2 × 7 = 35/14
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 2 = 14,
    27/7 = 27 × 2/7 × 2 = 54/14
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/14 - 54/14 = 35 - 54/14 = -19/14

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