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Subtract 2/8 from 5/12

5/12 - 2/8 is 1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    5/12 = 5 × 2/12 × 2 = 10/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    2/8 = 2 × 3/8 × 3 = 6/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/24 - 6/24 = 10 - 6/24 = 4/24
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/6

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