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Subtract 24/5 from 5/9

1st number: 5/9, 2nd number: 4 4/5

5/9 - 24/5 is -191/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 5 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    5/9 = 5 × 5/9 × 5 = 25/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    24/5 = 24 × 9/5 × 9 = 216/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    25/45 - 216/45 = 25 - 216/45 = -191/45

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