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Subtract 3/12 from 16/35

16/35 - 3/12 is 29/140.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 12 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    16/35 = 16 × 12/35 × 12 = 192/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    3/12 = 3 × 35/12 × 35 = 105/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    192/420 - 105/420 = 192 - 105/420 = 87/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 29/140

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