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Subtract 8/6 from 2/12

1st number: 2/12, 2nd number: 1 2/6

2/12 - 8/6 is -7/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    2/12 = 2 × 1/12 × 1 = 2/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    8/6 = 8 × 2/6 × 2 = 16/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2/12 - 16/12 = 2 - 16/12 = -14/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/6

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