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Subtract 3/36 from 30/2

1st number: 15 0/2, 2nd number: 3/36

30/2 - 3/36 is 179/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 36 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 18 = 36,
    30/2 = 30 × 18/2 × 18 = 540/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    3/36 = 3 × 1/36 × 1 = 3/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    540/36 - 3/36 = 540 - 3/36 = 537/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 179/12
  6. In mixed form: 1411/12

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