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Subtract 15/32 from 35/9

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 15/32

35/9 - 15/32 is 985/288.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 32 is 288
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 32 = 288,
    35/9 = 35 × 32/9 × 32 = 1120/288
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 9 = 288,
    15/32 = 15 × 9/32 × 9 = 135/288
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/288 - 135/288 = 1120 - 135/288 = 985/288
  5. In mixed form: 3121/288

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