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Subtract 5/27 from 7/15

7/15 - 5/27 is 38/135.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 9 = 135,
    7/15 = 7 × 9/15 × 9 = 63/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    5/27 = 5 × 5/27 × 5 = 25/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/135 - 25/135 = 63 - 25/135 = 38/135

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