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Subtract 32/9 from 7/20

1st number: 7/20, 2nd number: 3 5/9

7/20 - 32/9 is -577/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 9 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    7/20 = 7 × 9/20 × 9 = 63/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 20 = 180,
    32/9 = 32 × 20/9 × 20 = 640/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/180 - 640/180 = 63 - 640/180 = -577/180

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