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Subtract 5/9 from 15/4

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

15/4 - 5/9 is 115/36.

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,
    15/4 = 15 × 9/4 × 9 = 135/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    5/9 = 5 × 4/9 × 4 = 20/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    135/36 - 20/36 = 135 - 20/36 = 115/36
  5. In mixed form: 37/36

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