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Subtract 7/16 from 70/45

1st number: 1 25/45, 2nd number: 7/16

70/45 - 7/16 is 161/144.

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,
    7/16 = 7 × 45/16 × 45 = 315/720
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/720 - 315/720 = 1120 - 315/720 = 805/720
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 161/144
  6. In mixed form: 117/144

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