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Subtract 9/35 from 45/20

1st number: 2 5/20, 2nd number: 9/35

45/20 - 9/35 is 279/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 35 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    45/20 = 45 × 7/20 × 7 = 315/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    9/35 = 9 × 4/35 × 4 = 36/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    315/140 - 36/140 = 315 - 36/140 = 279/140
  5. In mixed form: 1139/140

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