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Subtract 3/10 from 9/2

1st number: 4 1/2, 2nd number: 3/10

9/2 - 3/10 is 21/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 10 is 10
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 5 = 10,
    9/2 = 9 × 5/2 × 5 = 45/10
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 1 = 10,
    3/10 = 3 × 1/10 × 1 = 3/10
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/10 - 3/10 = 45 - 3/10 = 42/10
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 21/5
  6. In mixed form: 41/5

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