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Subtract 5/9 from 35/15

1st number: 2 5/15, 2nd number: 5/9

35/15 - 5/9 is 16/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 3 = 45,
    35/15 = 35 × 3/15 × 3 = 105/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    5/9 = 5 × 5/9 × 5 = 25/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/45 - 25/45 = 105 - 25/45 = 80/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 16/9
  6. In mixed form: 17/9

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