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Subtract 21/45 from 9/80

9/80 - 21/45 is -17/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 45 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    9/80 = 9 × 9/80 × 9 = 81/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 16 = 720,
    21/45 = 21 × 16/45 × 16 = 336/720
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    81/720 - 336/720 = 81 - 336/720 = -255/720
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/48

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