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Subtract 4/9 from 15/3

1st number: 5 0/3, 2nd number: 4/9

15/3 - 4/9 is 41/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 9 is 9
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 3 = 9,
    15/3 = 15 × 3/3 × 3 = 45/9
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,
    4/9 = 4 × 1/9 × 1 = 4/9
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/9 - 4/9 = 45 - 4/9 = 41/9
  5. In mixed form: 45/9

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