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Subtract 7/9 from 15/60

15/60 - 7/9 is -19/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 3 = 180,
    15/60 = 15 × 3/60 × 3 = 45/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    7/9 = 7 × 20/9 × 20 = 140/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/180 - 140/180 = 45 - 140/180 = -95/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/36

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