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Subtract 45/16 from 35/9

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 2 13/16

35/9 - 45/16 is 155/144.

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,
    45/16 = 45 × 9/16 × 9 = 405/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/144 - 405/144 = 560 - 405/144 = 155/144
  5. In mixed form: 111/144

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