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Subtract 35/4 from 4/15

1st number: 4/15, 2nd number: 8 3/4

4/15 - 35/4 is -509/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 4 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    4/15 = 4 × 4/15 × 4 = 16/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 15 = 60,
    35/4 = 35 × 15/4 × 15 = 525/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/60 - 525/60 = 16 - 525/60 = -509/60

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