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Subtract 48/36 from 15/2

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 1 12/36

15/2 - 48/36 is 37/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 18 = 36,
    15/2 = 15 × 18/2 × 18 = 270/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    48/36 = 48 × 1/36 × 1 = 48/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    270/36 - 48/36 = 270 - 48/36 = 222/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/6
  6. In mixed form: 61/6

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