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Subtract 4/12 from 5/15

5/15 - 4/12 is 0/1.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 4 = 60,
    5/15 = 5 × 4/15 × 4 = 20/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    4/12 = 4 × 5/12 × 5 = 20/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/60 - 20/60 = 20 - 20/60 = 0/60
  5. The answer is 0

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