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Subtract 9/16 from 6/12

6/12 - 9/16 is -1/16.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    6/12 = 6 × 4/12 × 4 = 24/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    9/16 = 9 × 3/16 × 3 = 27/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/48 - 27/48 = 24 - 27/48 = -3/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/16

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