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Subtract 18/21 from 5/6

5/6 - 18/21 is -1/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 21 is 42
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 7 = 42,
    5/6 = 5 × 7/6 × 7 = 35/42
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 2 = 42,
    18/21 = 18 × 2/21 × 2 = 36/42
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/42 - 36/42 = 35 - 36/42 = -1/42

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