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Subtract 2/9 from 5/4

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 2/9

5/4 - 2/9 is 37/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    5/4 = 5 × 9/4 × 9 = 45/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    2/9 = 2 × 4/9 × 4 = 8/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/36 - 8/36 = 45 - 8/36 = 37/36
  5. In mixed form: 11/36

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