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Subtract 9/4 from 5/6

1st number: 5/6, 2nd number: 2 1/4

5/6 - 9/4 is -17/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    5/6 = 5 × 2/6 × 2 = 10/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    9/4 = 9 × 3/4 × 3 = 27/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/12 - 27/12 = 10 - 27/12 = -17/12

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