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Subtract 42/3 from 1/12

1st number: 1/12, 2nd number: 14 0/3

1/12 - 42/3 is -167/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 3 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 3 × 4 = 12,
    42/3 = 42 × 4/3 × 4 = 168/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1/12 - 168/12 = 1 - 168/12 = -167/12

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