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Subtract 12/45 from 12/2

1st number: 6 0/2, 2nd number: 12/45

12/2 - 12/45 is 86/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 45 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 45 = 90,
    12/2 = 12 × 45/2 × 45 = 540/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    12/45 = 12 × 2/45 × 2 = 24/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    540/90 - 24/90 = 540 - 24/90 = 516/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 86/15
  6. In mixed form: 511/15

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