Q: What is seven and two ninths subtract four and five eighths?

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5/9 = .555 7/8 = .875 Thereby, five ninths is less than seven eighths.

One quarter is two eighths, so five eighths subtract two eighths is three eighths.

No five eights are not equivalent to six ninths.

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5/9 = .555 7/8 = .875 Thereby, five ninths is less than seven eighths.

One quarter is two eighths, so five eighths subtract two eighths is three eighths.

No five eights are not equivalent to six ninths.

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seven and seven ninths.....or...... seventy ninths

Change both numbers to single fractions with a common denominator of 117

12 19/72

Which you don't want. You want the least common denominator, which is 360.

40/72 + 27/72 = 67/72