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Subtract 45/5 from 63/4

1st number: 15 3/4, 2nd number: 9 0/5

63/4 - 45/5 is 27/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 5 is 20
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 5 = 20,
    63/4 = 63 × 5/4 × 5 = 315/20
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 4 = 20,
    45/5 = 45 × 4/5 × 4 = 180/20
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    315/20 - 180/20 = 315 - 180/20 = 135/20
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 27/4
  6. In mixed form: 63/4

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