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26 - 89 is -59.

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 6 and 9 is**18**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 18 - For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,

26 = 2 × 36 × 3 = 618 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,

89 = 8 × 29 × 2 = 1618 - Subtract the two like fractions:

618 - 1618 = 6 - 1618 = -1018 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is -59

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