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Subtract 7/63 from 5/12

5/12 - 7/63 is 11/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 63 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 21 = 252,
    5/12 = 5 × 21/12 × 21 = 105/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    7/63 = 7 × 4/63 × 4 = 28/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    105/252 - 28/252 = 105 - 28/252 = 77/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/36

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