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Subtract 12/3 from 1/6

1st number: 1/6, 2nd number: 4 0/3

1/6 - 12/3 is -23/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 3 is 6
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 1 = 6,
    1/6 = 1 × 1/6 × 1 = 1/6
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 3 × 2 = 6,
    12/3 = 12 × 2/3 × 2 = 24/6
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1/6 - 24/6 = 1 - 24/6 = -23/6

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