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Subtract 7/9 from 35/2

1st number: 17 1/2, 2nd number: 7/9

35/2 - 7/9 is 301/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    35/2 = 35 × 9/2 × 9 = 315/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    7/9 = 7 × 2/9 × 2 = 14/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    315/18 - 14/18 = 315 - 14/18 = 301/18
  5. In mixed form: 1613/18

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