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Subtract 3/4 from 1/12

1/12 - 3/4 is -2/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 4 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    1/12 = 1 × 1/12 × 1 = 1/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    3/4 = 3 × 3/4 × 3 = 9/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1/12 - 9/12 = 1 - 9/12 = -8/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/3

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