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Subtract 5/9 from 2/15

2/15 - 5/9 is -19/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 3 = 45,
    2/15 = 2 × 3/15 × 3 = 6/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    5/9 = 5 × 5/9 × 5 = 25/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/45 - 25/45 = 6 - 25/45 = -19/45

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