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Subtract 5/12 from 20/5

1st number: 4 0/5, 2nd number: 5/12

20/5 - 5/12 is 43/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    20/5 = 20 × 12/5 × 12 = 240/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    5/12 = 5 × 5/12 × 5 = 25/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/60 - 25/60 = 240 - 25/60 = 215/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/12
  6. In mixed form: 37/12

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