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Subtract 20/6 from 5/9

1st number: 5/9, 2nd number: 3 2/6

5/9 - 20/6 is -25/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 6 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    5/9 = 5 × 2/9 × 2 = 10/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    20/6 = 20 × 3/6 × 3 = 60/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/18 - 60/18 = 10 - 60/18 = -50/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -25/9

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