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Subtract 70/84 from 28/12

1st number: 2 4/12, 2nd number: 70/84

28/12 - 70/84 is 3/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    28/12 = 28 × 7/12 × 7 = 196/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    70/84 = 70 × 1/84 × 1 = 70/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    196/84 - 70/84 = 196 - 70/84 = 126/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/2
  6. In mixed form: 11/2

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