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Subtract 3/84 from 18/2

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 3/84

18/2 - 3/84 is 251/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 42 = 84,
    18/2 = 18 × 42/2 × 42 = 756/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    3/84 = 3 × 1/84 × 1 = 3/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    756/84 - 3/84 = 756 - 3/84 = 753/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 251/28
  6. In mixed form: 827/28

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