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Subtract 30/27 from 24/45

1st number: 24/45, 2nd number: 1 3/27

24/45 - 30/27 is -26/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 3 = 135,
    24/45 = 24 × 3/45 × 3 = 72/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    30/27 = 30 × 5/27 × 5 = 150/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/135 - 150/135 = 72 - 150/135 = -78/135
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -26/45

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