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Subtract 2/36 from 14/12

1st number: 1 2/12, 2nd number: 2/36

14/12 - 2/36 is 10/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    14/12 = 14 × 3/12 × 3 = 42/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    2/36 = 2 × 1/36 × 1 = 2/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/36 - 2/36 = 42 - 2/36 = 40/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 10/9
  6. In mixed form: 11/9

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