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Subtract 50/45 from 4/9

1st number: 4/9, 2nd number: 1 5/45

4/9 - 50/45 is -2/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 45 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    4/9 = 4 × 5/9 × 5 = 20/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    50/45 = 50 × 1/45 × 1 = 50/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/45 - 50/45 = 20 - 50/45 = -30/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/3

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