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Subtract 7/9 from 45/8

1st number: 5 5/8, 2nd number: 7/9

45/8 - 7/9 is 349/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 9 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 9 = 72,
    45/8 = 45 × 9/8 × 9 = 405/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    7/9 = 7 × 8/9 × 8 = 56/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    405/72 - 56/72 = 405 - 56/72 = 349/72
  5. In mixed form: 461/72

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