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Subtract 45/16 from 5/30

1st number: 5/30, 2nd number: 2 13/16

5/30 - 45/16 is -127/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 16 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    5/30 = 5 × 8/30 × 8 = 40/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 15 = 240,
    45/16 = 45 × 15/16 × 15 = 675/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/240 - 675/240 = 40 - 675/240 = -635/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -127/48

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