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Subtract 9/16 from 5/6

5/6 - 9/16 is 13/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    5/6 = 5 × 8/6 × 8 = 40/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    9/16 = 9 × 3/16 × 3 = 27/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/48 - 27/48 = 40 - 27/48 = 13/48

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