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Subtract 3/16 from 7/45

7/45 - 3/16 is -23/720.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 16 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    7/45 = 7 × 16/45 × 16 = 112/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 45 = 720,
    3/16 = 3 × 45/16 × 45 = 135/720
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/720 - 135/720 = 112 - 135/720 = -23/720

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