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Subtract 25/4 from 56/9

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

56/9 - 25/4 is -1/36.

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,
    25/4 = 25 × 9/4 × 9 = 225/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/36 - 225/36 = 224 - 225/36 = -1/36

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