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Subtract 12/45 from 45/75

45/75 - 12/45 is 1/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 45 is 225
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 3 = 225,
    45/75 = 45 × 3/75 × 3 = 135/225
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 5 = 225,
    12/45 = 12 × 5/45 × 5 = 60/225
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    135/225 - 60/225 = 135 - 60/225 = 75/225
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/3

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