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Subtract 45/36 from 4/5

1st number: 4/5, 2nd number: 1 9/36

4/5 - 45/36 is -9/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 36 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 36 = 180,
    4/5 = 4 × 36/5 × 36 = 144/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 5 = 180,
    45/36 = 45 × 5/36 × 5 = 225/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    144/180 - 225/180 = 144 - 225/180 = -81/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/20

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