Answers

Solutions by everydaycalculation.com

Everydaycalculation.com » Answers » Subtract fractions

Subtract 3/5 from 10/12

10/12 - 3/5 is 7/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 5 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    10/12 = 10 × 5/12 × 5 = 50/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    3/5 = 3 × 12/5 × 12 = 36/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    50/60 - 36/60 = 50 - 36/60 = 14/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/30

Related:

Use fraction calculator with our all-in-one calculator app: Download for Android, Download for iOS

© everydaycalculation.com