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Subtract 5/10 from 3/12

3/12 - 5/10 is -1/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 10 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    3/12 = 3 × 5/12 × 5 = 15/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 6 = 60,
    5/10 = 5 × 6/10 × 6 = 30/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/60 - 30/60 = 15 - 30/60 = -15/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/4

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