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Subtract 2/12 from 2/3

2/3 - 2/12 is 1/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

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

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