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Subtract 3/15 from 12/2

1st number: 6 0/2, 2nd number: 3/15

12/2 - 3/15 is 29/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 15 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 15 = 30,
    12/2 = 12 × 15/2 × 15 = 180/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    3/15 = 3 × 2/15 × 2 = 6/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/30 - 6/30 = 180 - 6/30 = 174/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/5
  6. In mixed form: 54/5

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