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Subtract 5/9 from 7/35

7/35 - 5/9 is -16/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 9 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    7/35 = 7 × 9/35 × 9 = 63/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 35 = 315,
    5/9 = 5 × 35/9 × 35 = 175/315
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/315 - 175/315 = 63 - 175/315 = -112/315
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -16/45

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