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Subtract 1/16 from 21/9

1st number: 2 3/9, 2nd number: 1/16

21/9 - 1/16 is 109/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    21/9 = 21 × 16/9 × 16 = 336/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    1/16 = 1 × 9/16 × 9 = 9/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    336/144 - 9/144 = 336 - 9/144 = 327/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 109/48
  6. In mixed form: 213/48

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