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Subtract 18/16 from 9/2

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

9/2 - 18/16 is 27/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 16 is 16
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 8 = 16,
    9/2 = 9 × 8/2 × 8 = 72/16
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 1 = 16,
    18/16 = 18 × 1/16 × 1 = 18/16
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    72/16 - 18/16 = 72 - 18/16 = 54/16
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 27/8
  6. In mixed form: 33/8

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