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Subtract 9/12 from 45/6

1st number: 7 3/6, 2nd number: 9/12

45/6 - 9/12 is 27/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    45/6 = 45 × 2/6 × 2 = 90/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    9/12 = 9 × 1/12 × 1 = 9/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/12 - 9/12 = 90 - 9/12 = 81/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 27/4
  6. In mixed form: 63/4

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