How do you simplify #5/9 - 2/5#?

1 Answer
Jun 10, 2018

Answer:

#7/45#

Explanation:

As we know, when adding or subtracting fractions, we must have like denominators. We can multiply the first by #5/5# and the second by #9/9# to get a denominator of #45#. We now have

#25/45-18/45#

Now that our denominators are like, we can just subtract the numerators to get

#7/45#

Hope this helps!