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Subtract 10/54 from 60/18

1st number: 3 6/18, 2nd number: 10/54

60/18 - 10/54 is 85/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 3 = 54,
    60/18 = 60 × 3/18 × 3 = 180/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    10/54 = 10 × 1/54 × 1 = 10/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/54 - 10/54 = 180 - 10/54 = 170/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 85/27
  6. In mixed form: 34/27

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