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Subtract 35/12 from 10/15

1st number: 10/15, 2nd number: 2 11/12

10/15 - 35/12 is -9/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    10/15 = 10 × 4/15 × 4 = 40/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    35/12 = 35 × 5/12 × 5 = 175/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/60 - 175/60 = 40 - 175/60 = -135/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/4

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