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Subtract 9/12 from 8/4

1st number: 2 0/4, 2nd number: 9/12

8/4 - 9/12 is 5/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    8/4 = 8 × 3/4 × 3 = 24/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    9/12 = 9 × 1/12 × 1 = 9/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/12 - 9/12 = 24 - 9/12 = 15/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/4
  6. In mixed form: 11/4

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