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Subtract 5/12 from 10/25

10/25 - 5/12 is -1/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 12 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    10/25 = 10 × 12/25 × 12 = 120/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    5/12 = 5 × 25/12 × 25 = 125/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/300 - 125/300 = 120 - 125/300 = -5/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/60

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