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Subtract 45/70 from 45/8

1st number: 5 5/8, 2nd number: 45/70

45/8 - 45/70 is 279/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 70 is 280
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 35 = 280,
    45/8 = 45 × 35/8 × 35 = 1575/280
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 4 = 280,
    45/70 = 45 × 4/70 × 4 = 180/280
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1575/280 - 180/280 = 1575 - 180/280 = 1395/280
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 279/56
  6. In mixed form: 455/56

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