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Subtract 2/18 from 7/3

1st number: 2 1/3, 2nd number: 2/18

7/3 - 2/18 is 20/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    7/3 = 7 × 6/3 × 6 = 42/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    2/18 = 2 × 1/18 × 1 = 2/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/18 - 2/18 = 42 - 2/18 = 40/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 20/9
  6. In mixed form: 22/9

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