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Subtract 5/9 from 5/2

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

5/2 - 5/9 is 35/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    5/2 = 5 × 9/2 × 9 = 45/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    5/9 = 5 × 2/9 × 2 = 10/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/18 - 10/18 = 45 - 10/18 = 35/18
  5. In mixed form: 117/18

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