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Subtract 5/12 from 4/3

1st number: 1 1/3, 2nd number: 5/12

4/3 - 5/12 is 11/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 4 = 12,
    4/3 = 4 × 4/3 × 4 = 16/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    5/12 = 5 × 1/12 × 1 = 5/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/12 - 5/12 = 16 - 5/12 = 11/12

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