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Subtract 45/36 from 4/15

1st number: 4/15, 2nd number: 1 9/36

4/15 - 45/36 is -59/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 12 = 180,
    4/15 = 4 × 12/15 × 12 = 48/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    45/36 = 45 × 5/36 × 5 = 225/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/180 - 225/180 = 48 - 225/180 = -177/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -59/60

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