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Subtract 1/12 from 5/6

5/6 - 1/12 is 3/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 2 = 12,
    5/6 = 5 × 2/6 × 2 = 10/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    1/12 = 1 × 1/12 × 1 = 1/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/12 - 1/12 = 10 - 1/12 = 9/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/4

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