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Subtract 20/6 from 5/12

1st number: 5/12, 2nd number: 3 2/6

5/12 - 20/6 is -35/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    5/12 = 5 × 1/12 × 1 = 5/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    20/6 = 20 × 2/6 × 2 = 40/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/12 - 40/12 = 5 - 40/12 = -35/12

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