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Subtract 18/32 from 18/2

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 18/32

18/2 - 18/32 is 135/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 32 is 32
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 16 = 32,
    18/2 = 18 × 16/2 × 16 = 288/32
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 32 × 1 = 32,
    18/32 = 18 × 1/32 × 1 = 18/32
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    288/32 - 18/32 = 288 - 18/32 = 270/32
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 135/16
  6. In mixed form: 87/16

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