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Subtract 3/8 from 7/12

7/12 - 3/8 is 5/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    7/12 = 7 × 2/12 × 2 = 14/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    3/8 = 3 × 3/8 × 3 = 9/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    14/24 - 9/24 = 14 - 9/24 = 5/24

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