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Subtract 15/16 from 35/45

35/45 - 15/16 is -23/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 16 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    35/45 = 35 × 16/45 × 16 = 560/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 45 = 720,
    15/16 = 15 × 45/16 × 45 = 675/720
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/720 - 675/720 = 560 - 675/720 = -115/720
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -23/144

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