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Subtract 8/12 from 5/10

5/10 - 8/12 is -1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 10 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 10 × 6 = 60,
    5/10 = 5 × 6/10 × 6 = 30/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    8/12 = 8 × 5/12 × 5 = 40/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/60 - 40/60 = 30 - 40/60 = -10/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/6

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