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Subtract 1/9 from 2/5

2/5 - 1/9 is 13/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    2/5 = 2 × 9/5 × 9 = 18/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    1/9 = 1 × 5/9 × 5 = 5/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/45 - 5/45 = 18 - 5/45 = 13/45

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