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Subtract 10/12 from 1/2

1/2 - 10/12 is -1/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    1/2 = 1 × 6/2 × 6 = 6/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    10/12 = 10 × 1/12 × 1 = 10/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/12 - 10/12 = 6 - 10/12 = -4/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/3

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