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Subtract 16/27 from 90/30

1st number: 3 0/30, 2nd number: 16/27

90/30 - 16/27 is 65/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 27 is 270
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 9 = 270,
    90/30 = 90 × 9/30 × 9 = 810/270
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 10 = 270,
    16/27 = 16 × 10/27 × 10 = 160/270
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    810/270 - 160/270 = 810 - 160/270 = 650/270
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 65/27
  6. In mixed form: 211/27

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