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Subtract 16/45 from 5/21

5/21 - 16/45 is -37/315.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 45 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 15 = 315,
    5/21 = 5 × 15/21 × 15 = 75/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 7 = 315,
    16/45 = 16 × 7/45 × 7 = 112/315
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    75/315 - 112/315 = 75 - 112/315 = -37/315

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