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Subtract 5/12 from 3/5

3/5 - 5/12 is 11/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    3/5 = 3 × 12/5 × 12 = 36/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    5/12 = 5 × 5/12 × 5 = 25/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/60 - 25/60 = 36 - 25/60 = 11/60

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