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Subtract 5/9 from 7/2

1st number: 3 1/2, 2nd number: 5/9

7/2 - 5/9 is 53/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    7/2 = 7 × 9/2 × 9 = 63/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    5/9 = 5 × 2/9 × 2 = 10/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/18 - 10/18 = 63 - 10/18 = 53/18
  5. In mixed form: 217/18

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