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Subtract 1/12 from 14/8

1st number: 1 6/8, 2nd number: 1/12

14/8 - 1/12 is 5/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 12 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    14/8 = 14 × 3/8 × 3 = 42/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    1/12 = 1 × 2/12 × 2 = 2/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/24 - 2/24 = 42 - 2/24 = 40/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/3
  6. In mixed form: 12/3

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