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Subtract 7/9 from 45/6

1st number: 7 3/6, 2nd number: 7/9

45/6 - 7/9 is 121/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    45/6 = 45 × 3/6 × 3 = 135/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    7/9 = 7 × 2/9 × 2 = 14/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    135/18 - 14/18 = 135 - 14/18 = 121/18
  5. In mixed form: 613/18

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