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Subtract 14/27 from 84/2

1st number: 42 0/2, 2nd number: 14/27

84/2 - 14/27 is 1120/27.

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,
    84/2 = 84 × 27/2 × 27 = 2268/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    14/27 = 14 × 2/27 × 2 = 28/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2268/54 - 28/54 = 2268 - 28/54 = 2240/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1120/27
  6. In mixed form: 4113/27

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