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Subtract 1/12 from 30/2

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 1/12

30/2 - 1/12 is 179/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    30/2 = 30 × 6/2 × 6 = 180/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    1/12 = 1 × 1/12 × 1 = 1/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/12 - 1/12 = 180 - 1/12 = 179/12
  5. In mixed form: 1411/12

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