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Subtract 48/9 from 7/4

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

7/4 - 48/9 is -43/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    7/4 = 7 × 9/4 × 9 = 63/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    48/9 = 48 × 4/9 × 4 = 192/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    63/36 - 192/36 = 63 - 192/36 = -129/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -43/12

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