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Subtract 10/9 from 8/45

1st number: 8/45, 2nd number: 1 1/9

8/45 - 10/9 is -14/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 1 = 45,
    8/45 = 8 × 1/45 × 1 = 8/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    10/9 = 10 × 5/9 × 5 = 50/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/45 - 50/45 = 8 - 50/45 = -42/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -14/15

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