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Subtract 18/16 from 3/2

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

3/2 - 18/16 is 3/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    3/2 = 3 × 8/2 × 8 = 24/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    18/16 = 18 × 1/16 × 1 = 18/16
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/16 - 18/16 = 24 - 18/16 = 6/16
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/8

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