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Subtract 25/12 from 10/5

1st number: 2 0/5, 2nd number: 2 1/12

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

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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