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Subtract 3/24 from 18/2

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 3/24

18/2 - 3/24 is 71/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 12 = 24,
    18/2 = 18 × 12/2 × 12 = 216/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    3/24 = 3 × 1/24 × 1 = 3/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    216/24 - 3/24 = 216 - 3/24 = 213/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/8
  6. In mixed form: 87/8

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