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Subtract 10/5 from 49/9

1st number: 5 4/9, 2nd number: 2 0/5

49/9 - 10/5 is 31/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 5 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    49/9 = 49 × 5/9 × 5 = 245/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    10/5 = 10 × 9/5 × 9 = 90/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    245/45 - 90/45 = 245 - 90/45 = 155/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/9
  6. In mixed form: 34/9

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