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Subtract 8/27 from 45/15

1st number: 3 0/15, 2nd number: 8/27

45/15 - 8/27 is 73/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 27 is 135
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 9 = 135,
    45/15 = 45 × 9/15 × 9 = 405/135
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 5 = 135,
    8/27 = 8 × 5/27 × 5 = 40/135
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    405/135 - 40/135 = 405 - 40/135 = 365/135
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73/27
  6. In mixed form: 219/27

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