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Subtract 8/35 from 15/12

1st number: 1 3/12, 2nd number: 8/35

15/12 - 8/35 is 143/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 35 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    15/12 = 15 × 35/12 × 35 = 525/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    8/35 = 8 × 12/35 × 12 = 96/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    525/420 - 96/420 = 525 - 96/420 = 429/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 143/140
  6. In mixed form: 13/140

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