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Subtract 9/4 from 15/3

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

15/3 - 9/4 is 11/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    15/3 = 15 × 4/3 × 4 = 60/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    9/4 = 9 × 3/4 × 3 = 27/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/12 - 27/12 = 60 - 27/12 = 33/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/4
  6. In mixed form: 23/4

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