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Subtract 9/80 from 12/75

12/75 - 9/80 is 19/400.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 80 is 1200

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 16 = 1200,
    12/75 = 12 × 16/75 × 16 = 192/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 15 = 1200,
    9/80 = 9 × 15/80 × 15 = 135/1200
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    192/1200 - 135/1200 = 192 - 135/1200 = 57/1200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/400

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