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Subtract 5/16 from 70/9

1st number: 7 7/9, 2nd number: 5/16

70/9 - 5/16 is 1075/144.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 16 = 144,
    70/9 = 70 × 16/9 × 16 = 1120/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    5/16 = 5 × 9/16 × 9 = 45/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/144 - 45/144 = 1120 - 45/144 = 1075/144
  5. In mixed form: 767/144

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