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Subtract 3/12 from 1/8

1/8 - 3/12 is -1/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 12 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    1/8 = 1 × 3/8 × 3 = 3/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    3/12 = 3 × 2/12 × 2 = 6/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3/24 - 6/24 = 3 - 6/24 = -3/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/8

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