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Subtract 5/6 from 5/4

1st number: 1 1/4, 2nd number: 5/6

5/4 - 5/6 is 5/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 6 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    5/4 = 5 × 3/4 × 3 = 15/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    5/6 = 5 × 2/6 × 2 = 10/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/12 - 10/12 = 15 - 10/12 = 5/12

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