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Subtract 70/18 from 12/2

1st number: 6 0/2, 2nd number: 3 16/18

12/2 - 70/18 is 19/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 9 = 18,
    12/2 = 12 × 9/2 × 9 = 108/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    70/18 = 70 × 1/18 × 1 = 70/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/18 - 70/18 = 108 - 70/18 = 38/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/9
  6. In mixed form: 21/9

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