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Subtract 84/18 from 28/3

1st number: 9 1/3, 2nd number: 4 12/18

28/3 - 84/18 is 14/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 6 = 18,
    28/3 = 28 × 6/3 × 6 = 168/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    84/18 = 84 × 1/18 × 1 = 84/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    168/18 - 84/18 = 168 - 84/18 = 84/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 14/3
  6. In mixed form: 42/3

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