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Subtract 5/16 from 70/45

1st number: 1 25/45, 2nd number: 5/16

70/45 - 5/16 is 179/144.

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,
    70/45 = 70 × 16/45 × 16 = 1120/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 45 = 720,
    5/16 = 5 × 45/16 × 45 = 225/720
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/720 - 225/720 = 1120 - 225/720 = 895/720
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 179/144
  6. In mixed form: 135/144

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