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Subtract 5/12 from 28/40

28/40 - 5/12 is 17/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 12 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    28/40 = 28 × 3/40 × 3 = 84/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 10 = 120,
    5/12 = 5 × 10/12 × 10 = 50/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/120 - 50/120 = 84 - 50/120 = 34/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/60

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