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Subtract 5/30 from 12/10

1st number: 1 2/10, 2nd number: 5/30

12/10 - 5/30 is 31/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    12/10 = 12 × 3/10 × 3 = 36/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    5/30 = 5 × 1/30 × 1 = 5/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/30 - 5/30 = 36 - 5/30 = 31/30
  5. In mixed form: 11/30

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