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Subtract 12/9 from 27/5

1st number: 5 2/5, 2nd number: 1 3/9

27/5 - 12/9 is 61/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    27/5 = 27 × 9/5 × 9 = 243/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    12/9 = 12 × 5/9 × 5 = 60/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    243/45 - 60/45 = 243 - 60/45 = 183/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 61/15
  6. In mixed form: 41/15

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