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Subtract 35/45 from 5/6

5/6 - 35/45 is 1/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 45 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 15 = 90,
    5/6 = 5 × 15/6 × 15 = 75/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    35/45 = 35 × 2/45 × 2 = 70/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    75/90 - 70/90 = 75 - 70/90 = 5/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/18

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