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Subtract 4/45 from 2/35

2/35 - 4/45 is -2/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 45 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    2/35 = 2 × 9/35 × 9 = 18/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 7 = 315,
    4/45 = 4 × 7/45 × 7 = 28/315
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/315 - 28/315 = 18 - 28/315 = -10/315
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/63

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