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Subtract 2/5 from 6/12

6/12 - 2/5 is 1/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 5 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    6/12 = 6 × 5/12 × 5 = 30/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    2/5 = 2 × 12/5 × 12 = 24/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/60 - 24/60 = 30 - 24/60 = 6/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/10

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