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Subtract 2/24 from 3/12

3/12 - 2/24 is 1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 24 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    3/12 = 3 × 2/12 × 2 = 6/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    2/24 = 2 × 1/24 × 1 = 2/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    6/24 - 2/24 = 6 - 2/24 = 4/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/6

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