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Subtract 10/18 from 30/12

1st number: 2 6/12, 2nd number: 10/18

30/12 - 10/18 is 35/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    30/12 = 30 × 3/12 × 3 = 90/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    10/18 = 10 × 2/18 × 2 = 20/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/36 - 20/36 = 90 - 20/36 = 70/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 35/18
  6. In mixed form: 117/18

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