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Subtract 3/12 from 28/16

1st number: 1 12/16, 2nd number: 3/12

28/16 - 3/12 is 3/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 12 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    28/16 = 28 × 3/16 × 3 = 84/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    3/12 = 3 × 4/12 × 4 = 12/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/48 - 12/48 = 84 - 12/48 = 72/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/2
  6. In mixed form: 11/2

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