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Subtract 2/16 from 35/9

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 2/16

35/9 - 2/16 is 271/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 16 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 16 × 9 = 144,
    2/16 = 2 × 9/16 × 9 = 18/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/144 - 18/144 = 560 - 18/144 = 542/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 271/72
  6. In mixed form: 355/72

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