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Subtract 27/16 from 10/12

1st number: 10/12, 2nd number: 1 11/16

10/12 - 27/16 is -41/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    10/12 = 10 × 4/12 × 4 = 40/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    27/16 = 27 × 3/16 × 3 = 81/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/48 - 81/48 = 40 - 81/48 = -41/48

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