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Subtract 12/30 from 5/10

5/10 - 12/30 is 1/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 30 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    5/10 = 5 × 3/10 × 3 = 15/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    12/30 = 12 × 1/30 × 1 = 12/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/30 - 12/30 = 15 - 12/30 = 3/30
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/10

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