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Subtract 45/8 from 12/84

1st number: 12/84, 2nd number: 5 5/8

12/84 - 45/8 is -307/56.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 2 = 168,
    12/84 = 12 × 2/84 × 2 = 24/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    45/8 = 45 × 21/8 × 21 = 945/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/168 - 945/168 = 24 - 945/168 = -921/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -307/56

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