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Subtract 9/7 from 18/12

1st number: 1 6/12, 2nd number: 1 2/7

18/12 - 9/7 is 3/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 7 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    18/12 = 18 × 7/12 × 7 = 126/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 12 = 84,
    9/7 = 9 × 12/7 × 12 = 108/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    126/84 - 108/84 = 126 - 108/84 = 18/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/14

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