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Subtract 5/35 from 9/4

1st number: 2 1/4, 2nd number: 5/35

9/4 - 5/35 is 59/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 35 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 35 = 140,
    9/4 = 9 × 35/4 × 35 = 315/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 4 = 140,
    5/35 = 5 × 4/35 × 4 = 20/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    315/140 - 20/140 = 315 - 20/140 = 295/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/28
  6. In mixed form: 23/28

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