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Subtract 9/4 from 5/9

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

5/9 - 9/4 is -61/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 4 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    5/9 = 5 × 4/9 × 4 = 20/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    9/4 = 9 × 9/4 × 9 = 81/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/36 - 81/36 = 20 - 81/36 = -61/36

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