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Subtract 2/35 from 9/12

9/12 - 2/35 is 97/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 35 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    9/12 = 9 × 35/12 × 35 = 315/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    2/35 = 2 × 12/35 × 12 = 24/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    315/420 - 24/420 = 315 - 24/420 = 291/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 97/140

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