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Subtract 7/3 from 9/6

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

9/6 - 7/3 is -5/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    9/6 = 9 × 1/6 × 1 = 9/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    7/3 = 7 × 2/3 × 2 = 14/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    9/6 - 14/6 = 9 - 14/6 = -5/6

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