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Subtract 18/48 from 18/2

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 18/48

18/2 - 18/48 is 69/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 48 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 24 = 48,
    18/2 = 18 × 24/2 × 24 = 432/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    18/48 = 18 × 1/48 × 1 = 18/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    432/48 - 18/48 = 432 - 18/48 = 414/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 69/8
  6. In mixed form: 85/8

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