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Subtract 12/20 from 16/3

1st number: 5 1/3, 2nd number: 12/20

16/3 - 12/20 is 71/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 20 = 60,
    16/3 = 16 × 20/3 × 20 = 320/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    12/20 = 12 × 3/20 × 3 = 36/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    320/60 - 36/60 = 320 - 36/60 = 284/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 71/15
  6. In mixed form: 411/15

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