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Subtract 45/8 from 2/12

1st number: 2/12, 2nd number: 5 5/8

2/12 - 45/8 is -131/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    2/12 = 2 × 2/12 × 2 = 4/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    45/8 = 45 × 3/8 × 3 = 135/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/24 - 135/24 = 4 - 135/24 = -131/24

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