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Subtract 18/16 from 18/6

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

18/6 - 18/16 is 15/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 8 = 48,
    18/6 = 18 × 8/6 × 8 = 144/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    18/16 = 18 × 3/16 × 3 = 54/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    144/48 - 54/48 = 144 - 54/48 = 90/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 15/8
  6. In mixed form: 17/8

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