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Subtract 12/9 from 63/15

1st number: 4 3/15, 2nd number: 1 3/9

63/15 - 12/9 is 43/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 9 is 45
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 3 = 45,
    63/15 = 63 × 3/15 × 3 = 189/45
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 5 = 45,
    12/9 = 12 × 5/9 × 5 = 60/45
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    189/45 - 60/45 = 189 - 60/45 = 129/45
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/15
  6. In mixed form: 213/15

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