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Subtract 1/16 from 8/9

8/9 - 1/16 is 119/144.

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,
    8/9 = 8 × 16/9 × 16 = 128/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    1/16 = 1 × 9/16 × 9 = 9/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    128/144 - 9/144 = 128 - 9/144 = 119/144

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