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Subtract 5/18 from 1/12

1/12 - 5/18 is -7/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    1/12 = 1 × 3/12 × 3 = 3/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    5/18 = 5 × 2/18 × 2 = 10/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3/36 - 10/36 = 3 - 10/36 = -7/36

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