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Subtract 3/9 from 5/25

5/25 - 3/9 is -2/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 9 is 225
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 9 = 225,
    5/25 = 5 × 9/25 × 9 = 45/225
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 25 = 225,
    3/9 = 3 × 25/9 × 25 = 75/225
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/225 - 75/225 = 45 - 75/225 = -30/225
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/15

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