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Subtract 3/45 from 1/25

1/25 - 3/45 is -2/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 45 is 225
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 9 = 225,
    1/25 = 1 × 9/25 × 9 = 9/225
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 5 = 225,
    3/45 = 3 × 5/45 × 5 = 15/225
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    9/225 - 15/225 = 9 - 15/225 = -6/225
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/75

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