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Subtract 4/12 from 5/6

5/6 - 4/12 is 1/2.

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,
    4/12 = 4 × 1/12 × 1 = 4/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/12 - 4/12 = 10 - 4/12 = 6/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/2

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