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Subtract 6/27 from 8/15

8/15 - 6/27 is 14/45.

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,
    8/15 = 8 × 9/15 × 9 = 72/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    6/27 = 6 × 5/27 × 5 = 30/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/135 - 30/135 = 72 - 30/135 = 42/135
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 14/45

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