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Subtract 6/27 from 8/3

1st number: 2 2/3, 2nd number: 6/27

8/3 - 6/27 is 22/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 27 is 27
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 9 = 27,
    8/3 = 8 × 9/3 × 9 = 72/27
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 1 = 27,
    6/27 = 6 × 1/27 × 1 = 6/27
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/27 - 6/27 = 72 - 6/27 = 66/27
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 22/9
  6. In mixed form: 24/9

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