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Subtract 18/8 from 10/12

1st number: 10/12, 2nd number: 2 2/8

10/12 - 18/8 is -17/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    10/12 = 10 × 2/12 × 2 = 20/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    18/8 = 18 × 3/8 × 3 = 54/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/24 - 54/24 = 20 - 54/24 = -34/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -17/12

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