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Subtract 4/5 from 9/3

1st number: 3 0/3, 2nd number: 4/5

9/3 - 4/5 is 11/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 5 is 15
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 5 = 15,
    9/3 = 9 × 5/3 × 5 = 45/15
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 3 = 15,
    4/5 = 4 × 3/5 × 3 = 12/15
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/15 - 12/15 = 45 - 12/15 = 33/15
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/5
  6. In mixed form: 21/5

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