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Subtract 5/12 from 20/8

1st number: 2 4/8, 2nd number: 5/12

20/8 - 5/12 is 25/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 12 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    20/8 = 20 × 3/8 × 3 = 60/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    5/12 = 5 × 2/12 × 2 = 10/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/24 - 10/24 = 60 - 10/24 = 50/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/12
  6. In mixed form: 21/12

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