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Subtract 7/8 from 15/9

1st number: 1 6/9, 2nd number: 7/8

15/9 - 7/8 is 19/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 8 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    15/9 = 15 × 8/9 × 8 = 120/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    7/8 = 7 × 9/8 × 9 = 63/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/72 - 63/72 = 120 - 63/72 = 57/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/24

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