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Subtract 9/24 from 2/12

2/12 - 9/24 is -5/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 24 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 24 × 1 = 24,
    9/24 = 9 × 1/24 × 1 = 9/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/24 - 9/24 = 4 - 9/24 = -5/24

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