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Subtract 6/7 from 5/2

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

5/2 - 6/7 is 23/14.

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,
    6/7 = 6 × 2/7 × 2 = 12/14
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/14 - 12/14 = 35 - 12/14 = 23/14
  5. In mixed form: 19/14

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