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Subtract 15/4 from 56/9

1st number: 6 2/9, 2nd number: 3 3/4

56/9 - 15/4 is 89/36.

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,
    56/9 = 56 × 4/9 × 4 = 224/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    15/4 = 15 × 9/4 × 9 = 135/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/36 - 135/36 = 224 - 135/36 = 89/36
  5. In mixed form: 217/36

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