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Subtract 4/12 from 25/3

1st number: 8 1/3, 2nd number: 4/12

25/3 - 4/12 is 8/1.

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,
    25/3 = 25 × 4/3 × 4 = 100/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    4/12 = 4 × 1/12 × 1 = 4/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    100/12 - 4/12 = 100 - 4/12 = 96/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 8/1

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