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Subtract 5/12 from 3/10

3/10 - 5/12 is -7/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 6 = 60,
    3/10 = 3 × 6/10 × 6 = 18/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    5/12 = 5 × 5/12 × 5 = 25/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/60 - 25/60 = 18 - 25/60 = -7/60

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