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Subtract 8/9 from 12/6

1st number: 2 0/6, 2nd number: 8/9

12/6 - 8/9 is 10/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 9 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    12/6 = 12 × 3/6 × 3 = 36/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 2 = 18,
    8/9 = 8 × 2/9 × 2 = 16/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/18 - 16/18 = 36 - 16/18 = 20/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 10/9
  6. In mixed form: 11/9

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