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Subtract 2/16 from 1/12

1/12 - 2/16 is -1/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    1/12 = 1 × 4/12 × 4 = 4/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    2/16 = 2 × 3/16 × 3 = 6/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/48 - 6/48 = 4 - 6/48 = -2/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/24

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