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Subtract 5/48 from 35/9

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 5/48

35/9 - 5/48 is 545/144.

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,
    5/48 = 5 × 3/48 × 3 = 15/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/144 - 15/144 = 560 - 15/144 = 545/144
  5. In mixed form: 3113/144

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