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Subtract 80/35 from 10/9

1st number: 1 1/9, 2nd number: 2 10/35

10/9 - 80/35 is -74/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 35 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 35 = 315,
    10/9 = 10 × 35/9 × 35 = 350/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    80/35 = 80 × 9/35 × 9 = 720/315
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/315 - 720/315 = 350 - 720/315 = -370/315
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -74/63

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