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Subtract 10/45 from 2/18

2/18 - 10/45 is -1/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 45 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    2/18 = 2 × 5/18 × 5 = 10/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    10/45 = 10 × 2/45 × 2 = 20/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/90 - 20/90 = 10 - 20/90 = -10/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/9

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