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Subtract 16/30 from 3/2

1st number: 1 1/2, 2nd number: 16/30

3/2 - 16/30 is 29/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 15 = 30,
    3/2 = 3 × 15/2 × 15 = 45/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    16/30 = 16 × 1/30 × 1 = 16/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/30 - 16/30 = 45 - 16/30 = 29/30

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