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Subtract 3/4 from 5/12

5/12 - 3/4 is -1/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 4 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 4 × 3 = 12,
    3/4 = 3 × 3/4 × 3 = 9/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/12 - 9/12 = 5 - 9/12 = -4/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/3

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