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Subtract 30/45 from 2/9

2/9 - 30/45 is -4/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 45 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    2/9 = 2 × 5/9 × 5 = 10/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    30/45 = 30 × 1/45 × 1 = 30/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/45 - 30/45 = 10 - 30/45 = -20/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -4/9

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