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Subtract 1/12 from 90/14

1st number: 6 6/14, 2nd number: 1/12

90/14 - 1/12 is 533/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 12 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 6 = 84,
    90/14 = 90 × 6/14 × 6 = 540/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    1/12 = 1 × 7/12 × 7 = 7/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    540/84 - 7/84 = 540 - 7/84 = 533/84
  5. In mixed form: 629/84

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