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Subtract 45/5 from 45/56

1st number: 45/56, 2nd number: 9 0/5

45/56 - 45/5 is -459/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 5 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 5 = 280,
    45/56 = 45 × 5/56 × 5 = 225/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 56 = 280,
    45/5 = 45 × 56/5 × 56 = 2520/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    225/280 - 2520/280 = 225 - 2520/280 = -2295/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -459/56

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