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Subtract 27/3 from 12/2

1st number: 6 0/2, 2nd number: 9 0/3

12/2 - 27/3 is -3/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 3 = 6,
    12/2 = 12 × 3/2 × 3 = 36/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    27/3 = 27 × 2/3 × 2 = 54/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/6 - 54/6 = 36 - 54/6 = -18/6
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/1

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