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Subtract 5/4 from 12/21

1st number: 12/21, 2nd number: 1 1/4

12/21 - 5/4 is -19/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 4 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 4 = 84,
    12/21 = 12 × 4/21 × 4 = 48/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 21 = 84,
    5/4 = 5 × 21/4 × 21 = 105/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/84 - 105/84 = 48 - 105/84 = -57/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/28

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