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Subtract 81/16 from 10/12

1st number: 10/12, 2nd number: 5 1/16

10/12 - 81/16 is -203/48.

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,
    81/16 = 81 × 3/16 × 3 = 243/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/48 - 243/48 = 40 - 243/48 = -203/48

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