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Subtract 1/9 from 15/5

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

15/5 - 1/9 is 26/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    15/5 = 15 × 9/5 × 9 = 135/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    1/9 = 1 × 5/9 × 5 = 5/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    135/45 - 5/45 = 135 - 5/45 = 130/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 26/9
  6. In mixed form: 28/9

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