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Subtract 12/75 from 5/10

5/10 - 12/75 is 17/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 75 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 15 = 150,
    5/10 = 5 × 15/10 × 15 = 75/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 75 × 2 = 150,
    12/75 = 12 × 2/75 × 2 = 24/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    75/150 - 24/150 = 75 - 24/150 = 51/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/50

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