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Subtract 6/63 from 45/8

1st number: 5 5/8, 2nd number: 6/63

45/8 - 6/63 is 929/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 63 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 63 = 504,
    45/8 = 45 × 63/8 × 63 = 2835/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 8 = 504,
    6/63 = 6 × 8/63 × 8 = 48/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2835/504 - 48/504 = 2835 - 48/504 = 2787/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 929/168
  6. In mixed form: 589/168

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