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Subtract 25/12 from 84/4

1st number: 21 0/4, 2nd number: 2 1/12

84/4 - 25/12 is 227/12.

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,
    84/4 = 84 × 3/4 × 3 = 252/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    25/12 = 25 × 1/12 × 1 = 25/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/12 - 25/12 = 252 - 25/12 = 227/12
  5. In mixed form: 1811/12

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