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Subtract 56/9 from 45/15

1st number: 3 0/15, 2nd number: 6 2/9

45/15 - 56/9 is -29/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 3 = 45,
    45/15 = 45 × 3/15 × 3 = 135/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    56/9 = 56 × 5/9 × 5 = 280/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    135/45 - 280/45 = 135 - 280/45 = -145/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -29/9

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