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Subtract 1/12 from 5/9

5/9 - 1/12 is 17/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 12 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    5/9 = 5 × 4/9 × 4 = 20/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    1/12 = 1 × 3/12 × 3 = 3/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/36 - 3/36 = 20 - 3/36 = 17/36

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