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Subtract 12/15 from 5/30

5/30 - 12/15 is -19/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 15 is 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    5/30 = 5 × 1/30 × 1 = 5/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 2 = 30,
    12/15 = 12 × 2/15 × 2 = 24/30
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/30 - 24/30 = 5 - 24/30 = -19/30

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