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Subtract 7/9 from 6/2

1st number: 3 0/2, 2nd number: 7/9

6/2 - 7/9 is 20/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    6/2 = 6 × 9/2 × 9 = 54/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    7/9 = 7 × 2/9 × 2 = 14/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    54/18 - 14/18 = 54 - 14/18 = 40/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 20/9
  6. In mixed form: 22/9

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