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Subtract 3/12 from 30/2

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 3/12

30/2 - 3/12 is 59/4.

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,
    3/12 = 3 × 1/12 × 1 = 3/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/12 - 3/12 = 180 - 3/12 = 177/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/4
  6. In mixed form: 143/4

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