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Subtract 2/12 from 30/80

30/80 - 2/12 is 5/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 12 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    30/80 = 30 × 3/80 × 3 = 90/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 20 = 240,
    2/12 = 2 × 20/12 × 20 = 40/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/240 - 40/240 = 90 - 40/240 = 50/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/24

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