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Subtract 45/25 from 18/2

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 1 20/25

18/2 - 45/25 is 36/5.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 25 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 25 = 50,
    18/2 = 18 × 25/2 × 25 = 450/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 25 × 2 = 50,
    45/25 = 45 × 2/25 × 2 = 90/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    450/50 - 90/50 = 450 - 90/50 = 360/50
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 36/5
  6. In mixed form: 71/5

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