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Subtract 5/9 from 7/3

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

7/3 - 5/9 is 16/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 9 is 9
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 3 = 9,
    7/3 = 7 × 3/3 × 3 = 21/9
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 1 = 9,
    5/9 = 5 × 1/9 × 1 = 5/9
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    21/9 - 5/9 = 21 - 5/9 = 16/9
  5. In mixed form: 17/9

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