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Subtract 3/18 from 49/12

1st number: 4 1/12, 2nd number: 3/18

49/12 - 3/18 is 47/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    49/12 = 49 × 3/12 × 3 = 147/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    3/18 = 3 × 2/18 × 2 = 6/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    147/36 - 6/36 = 147 - 6/36 = 141/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 47/12
  6. In mixed form: 311/12

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