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Subtract 48/12 from 15/6

1st number: 2 3/6, 2nd number: 4 0/12

15/6 - 48/12 is -3/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    15/6 = 15 × 2/6 × 2 = 30/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    48/12 = 48 × 1/12 × 1 = 48/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/12 - 48/12 = 30 - 48/12 = -18/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/2

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