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Subtract 54/16 from 18/2

1st number: 9 0/2, 2nd number: 3 6/16

18/2 - 54/16 is 45/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    18/2 = 18 × 8/2 × 8 = 144/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    54/16 = 54 × 1/16 × 1 = 54/16
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    144/16 - 54/16 = 144 - 54/16 = 90/16
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 45/8
  6. In mixed form: 55/8

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