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Subtract 36/45 from 9/75

9/75 - 36/45 is -17/25.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 45 is 225
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 3 = 225,
    9/75 = 9 × 3/75 × 3 = 27/225
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 5 = 225,
    36/45 = 36 × 5/45 × 5 = 180/225
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/225 - 180/225 = 27 - 180/225 = -153/225
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/25

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