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Subtract 12/70 from 16/45

16/45 - 12/70 is 58/315.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 70 is 630
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 14 = 630,
    16/45 = 16 × 14/45 × 14 = 224/630
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 9 = 630,
    12/70 = 12 × 9/70 × 9 = 108/630
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    224/630 - 108/630 = 224 - 108/630 = 116/630
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 58/315

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