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Subtract 7/16 from 35/9

1st number: 3 8/9, 2nd number: 7/16

35/9 - 7/16 is 497/144.

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,
    7/16 = 7 × 9/16 × 9 = 63/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    560/144 - 63/144 = 560 - 63/144 = 497/144
  5. In mixed form: 365/144

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