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Subtract 10/4 from 14/9

1st number: 1 5/9, 2nd number: 2 2/4

14/9 - 10/4 is -17/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 4 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    14/9 = 14 × 4/9 × 4 = 56/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    10/4 = 10 × 9/4 × 9 = 90/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    56/36 - 90/36 = 56 - 90/36 = -34/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/18

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