Maths / Fractions and Decimals / Subtraction of Decimals

QUESTION
 

What should be subtracted from the sum of large frac {1}{12}   and  large frac {1}{8}  so that the difference is large frac {1}{18}  ?

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frac {1}{12}+frac {1}{8}=frac {2+3}{24}=frac {4}{5}

The required fraction  frac {5}{24}-frac {1}{18}

=frac {3times 5-4times1}{72}=frac {15-4}{72}=frac {11}{72}

therefore : : frac {11}{72}     should be subtracted from the sum of  frac {1}{12}  and  frac {1}{8}   to get  frac {1}{18}.

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