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Subtract 12/24 from 5/30

5/30 - 12/24 is -1/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 24 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 4 = 120,
    5/30 = 5 × 4/30 × 4 = 20/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 5 = 120,
    12/24 = 12 × 5/24 × 5 = 60/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/120 - 60/120 = 20 - 60/120 = -40/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/3

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