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Subtract 15/48 from 35/9

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 15/48

35/9 - 15/48 is 515/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 48 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    35/9 = 35 × 16/9 × 16 = 560/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    15/48 = 15 × 3/48 × 3 = 45/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/144 - 45/144 = 560 - 45/144 = 515/144
  5. In mixed form: 383/144

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