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Subtract 2/9 from 50/6

1st number: 8 2/6, 2nd number: 2/9

50/6 - 2/9 is 73/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    50/6 = 50 × 3/6 × 3 = 150/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    2/9 = 2 × 2/9 × 2 = 4/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    150/18 - 4/18 = 150 - 4/18 = 146/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73/9
  6. In mixed form: 81/9

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