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Subtract 7/9 from 75/12

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

75/12 - 7/9 is 197/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    75/12 = 75 × 3/12 × 3 = 225/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    7/9 = 7 × 4/9 × 4 = 28/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    225/36 - 28/36 = 225 - 28/36 = 197/36
  5. In mixed form: 517/36

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