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Subtract 7/35 from 9/4

1st number: 2 1/4, 2nd number: 7/35

9/4 - 7/35 is 41/20.

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,
    7/35 = 7 × 4/35 × 4 = 28/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    315/140 - 28/140 = 315 - 28/140 = 287/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 41/20
  6. In mixed form: 21/20

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