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Subtract 45/5 from 45/8

1st number: 5 5/8, 2nd number: 9 0/5

45/8 - 45/5 is -27/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 5 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    45/8 = 45 × 5/8 × 5 = 225/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    45/5 = 45 × 8/5 × 8 = 360/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    225/40 - 360/40 = 225 - 360/40 = -135/40
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -27/8

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