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Subtract 7/9 from 8/35

8/35 - 7/9 is -173/315.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 9 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 9 = 315,
    8/35 = 8 × 9/35 × 9 = 72/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 35 = 315,
    7/9 = 7 × 35/9 × 35 = 245/315
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/315 - 245/315 = 72 - 245/315 = -173/315

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