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Subtract 63/24 from 5/6

1st number: 5/6, 2nd number: 2 15/24

5/6 - 63/24 is -43/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 4 = 24,
    5/6 = 5 × 4/6 × 4 = 20/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    63/24 = 63 × 1/24 × 1 = 63/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/24 - 63/24 = 20 - 63/24 = -43/24

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