I havent been in school for 30 years can someone please help. we are having trouble with subtracting fractions like: 8 1/9 - 1 6/7 = ?

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    I havent been in school for 30 years can someone please help. we are having trouble with subtracting fractions like: 8 1/9 - 1 6/7 = ? Any help would help...thanks
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  20. Math/fractions

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  21. Subtracting fractions

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  26. subtracting fractions

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  55. math ( subtracting fractions)

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