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Subtract 15/4 from 18/2

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 3 3/4

18/2 - 15/4 is 21/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 4 is 4
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 2 = 4,
    18/2 = 18 × 2/2 × 2 = 36/4
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 1 = 4,
    15/4 = 15 × 1/4 × 1 = 15/4
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/4 - 15/4 = 36 - 15/4 = 21/4
  5. In mixed form: 51/4

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