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Subtract 80/9 from 14/4

1st number: 3 2/4, 2nd number: 8 8/9

14/4 - 80/9 is -97/18.

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,
    14/4 = 14 × 9/4 × 9 = 126/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    80/9 = 80 × 4/9 × 4 = 320/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/36 - 320/36 = 126 - 320/36 = -194/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -97/18

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