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Subtract 28/16 from 84/18

1st number: 4 12/18, 2nd number: 1 12/16

84/18 - 28/16 is 35/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 16 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    84/18 = 84 × 8/18 × 8 = 672/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 9 = 144,
    28/16 = 28 × 9/16 × 9 = 252/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    672/144 - 252/144 = 672 - 252/144 = 420/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 35/12
  6. In mixed form: 211/12

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