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Subtract 5/10 from 12/3

1st number: 4 0/3, 2nd number: 5/10

12/3 - 5/10 is 7/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 10 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 10 = 30,
    12/3 = 12 × 10/3 × 10 = 120/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    5/10 = 5 × 3/10 × 3 = 15/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/30 - 15/30 = 120 - 15/30 = 105/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/2
  6. In mixed form: 31/2

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