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Subtract 27/12 from 4/2

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

4/2 - 27/12 is -1/4.

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,
    4/2 = 4 × 6/2 × 6 = 24/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    27/12 = 27 × 1/12 × 1 = 27/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/12 - 27/12 = 24 - 27/12 = -3/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/4

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