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5 1/9 minus 2 5/6 can be solved by changing the 9 and 6 to a common denominator of 18.

5 2/18 minus 2 15/18 is your new problem.

Now you need to borrow from the 5 to make 2/18 large enough to subtract 15/18.

4 20/18 minus 2 15/18 is your new problem.

Now you subtract the whole numbers and then then numerators of the fractions.

2 5/18 is your answer.

Q: What is five and one ninth minus two and five sixths?

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