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Subtract 5/45 from 14/12

1st number: 1 2/12, 2nd number: 5/45

14/12 - 5/45 is 19/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 45 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 15 = 180,
    14/12 = 14 × 15/12 × 15 = 210/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 4 = 180,
    5/45 = 5 × 4/45 × 4 = 20/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    210/180 - 20/180 = 210 - 20/180 = 190/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/18
  6. In mixed form: 11/18

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