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Subtract 35/45 from 42/35

1st number: 1 7/35, 2nd number: 35/45

42/35 - 35/45 is 19/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 45 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    42/35 = 42 × 9/35 × 9 = 378/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 7 = 315,
    35/45 = 35 × 7/45 × 7 = 245/315
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    378/315 - 245/315 = 378 - 245/315 = 133/315
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/45

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