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Subtract 5/9 from 14/12

1st number: 1 2/12, 2nd number: 5/9

14/12 - 5/9 is 11/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 9 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 9 × 4 = 36,
    5/9 = 5 × 4/9 × 4 = 20/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/36 - 20/36 = 42 - 20/36 = 22/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/18

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