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Subtract 5/4 from 3/2

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 1 1/4

3/2 - 5/4 is 1/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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