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Subtract 7/27 from 7/2

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 7/27

7/2 - 7/27 is 175/54.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 27 = 54,
    7/2 = 7 × 27/2 × 27 = 189/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    7/27 = 7 × 2/27 × 2 = 14/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    189/54 - 14/54 = 189 - 14/54 = 175/54
  5. In mixed form: 313/54

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