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Subtract 15/9 from 1/12

1st number: 1/12, 2nd number: 1 6/9

1/12 - 15/9 is -19/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    1/12 = 1 × 3/12 × 3 = 3/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    15/9 = 15 × 4/9 × 4 = 60/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3/36 - 60/36 = 3 - 60/36 = -57/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/12

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