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Subtract 5/4 from 4/9

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

4/9 - 5/4 is -29/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 4 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    4/9 = 4 × 4/9 × 4 = 16/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    5/4 = 5 × 9/4 × 9 = 45/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/36 - 45/36 = 16 - 45/36 = -29/36

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