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Subtract 1/20 from 5/12

5/12 - 1/20 is 11/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 20 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    5/12 = 5 × 5/12 × 5 = 25/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 3 = 60,
    1/20 = 1 × 3/20 × 3 = 3/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    25/60 - 3/60 = 25 - 3/60 = 22/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/30

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