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Subtract 48/18 from 45/4

1st number: 11 1/4, 2nd number: 2 12/18

45/4 - 48/18 is 103/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    45/4 = 45 × 9/4 × 9 = 405/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    48/18 = 48 × 2/18 × 2 = 96/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    405/36 - 96/36 = 405 - 96/36 = 309/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 103/12
  6. In mixed form: 87/12

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