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Subtract 20/9 from 5/84

1st number: 5/84, 2nd number: 2 2/9

5/84 - 20/9 is -545/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 9 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    5/84 = 5 × 3/84 × 3 = 15/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 28 = 252,
    20/9 = 20 × 28/9 × 28 = 560/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/252 - 560/252 = 15 - 560/252 = -545/252

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