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Subtract 7/9 from 8/5

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 7/9

8/5 - 7/9 is 37/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 9 = 45,
    8/5 = 8 × 9/5 × 9 = 72/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    7/9 = 7 × 5/9 × 5 = 35/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/45 - 35/45 = 72 - 35/45 = 37/45

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