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Subtract 2/9 from 6/16

6/16 - 2/9 is 11/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 9 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    6/16 = 6 × 9/16 × 9 = 54/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    2/9 = 2 × 16/9 × 16 = 32/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    54/144 - 32/144 = 54 - 32/144 = 22/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/72

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