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Subtract 10/7 from 7/12

1st number: 7/12, 2nd number: 1 3/7

7/12 - 10/7 is -71/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 7 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 7 = 84,
    7/12 = 7 × 7/12 × 7 = 49/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 12 = 84,
    10/7 = 10 × 12/7 × 12 = 120/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    49/84 - 120/84 = 49 - 120/84 = -71/84

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