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Subtract 1/12 from 60/2

1st number: 30 0/2, 2nd number: 1/12

60/2 - 1/12 is 359/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 6 = 12,
    60/2 = 60 × 6/2 × 6 = 360/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    1/12 = 1 × 1/12 × 1 = 1/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    360/12 - 1/12 = 360 - 1/12 = 359/12
  5. In mixed form: 2911/12

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