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Subtract 5/12 from 4/15

4/15 - 5/12 is -3/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    4/15 = 4 × 4/15 × 4 = 16/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    5/12 = 5 × 5/12 × 5 = 25/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/60 - 25/60 = 16 - 25/60 = -9/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/20

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