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Subtract 48/12 from 3/4

1st number: 3/4, 2nd number: 4 0/12

3/4 - 48/12 is -13/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    3/4 = 3 × 3/4 × 3 = 9/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    48/12 = 48 × 1/12 × 1 = 48/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    9/12 - 48/12 = 9 - 48/12 = -39/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/4

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