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Subtract 45/5 from 9/16

1st number: 9/16, 2nd number: 9 0/5

9/16 - 45/5 is -135/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 5 is 80
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 5 = 80,
    9/16 = 9 × 5/16 × 5 = 45/80
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 16 = 80,
    45/5 = 45 × 16/5 × 16 = 720/80
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/80 - 720/80 = 45 - 720/80 = -675/80
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -135/16

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