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Subtract 12/70 from 3/5

3/5 - 12/70 is 3/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 70 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 14 = 70,
    3/5 = 3 × 14/5 × 14 = 42/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 1 = 70,
    12/70 = 12 × 1/70 × 1 = 12/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    42/70 - 12/70 = 42 - 12/70 = 30/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/7

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