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Subtract 49/9 from 15/12

1st number: 1 3/12, 2nd number: 5 4/9

15/12 - 49/9 is -151/36.

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,
    15/12 = 15 × 3/12 × 3 = 45/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    49/9 = 49 × 4/9 × 4 = 196/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/36 - 196/36 = 45 - 196/36 = -151/36

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