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Subtract 9/4 from 5/21

1st number: 5/21, 2nd number: 2 1/4

5/21 - 9/4 is -169/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 4 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 4 = 84,
    5/21 = 5 × 4/21 × 4 = 20/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    9/4 = 9 × 21/4 × 21 = 189/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/84 - 189/84 = 20 - 189/84 = -169/84

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