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Subtract 9/8 from 5/12

1st number: 5/12, 2nd number: 1 1/8

5/12 - 9/8 is -17/24.

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,
    9/8 = 9 × 3/8 × 3 = 27/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/24 - 27/24 = 10 - 27/24 = -17/24

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