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Subtract 4/10 from 7/12

7/12 - 4/10 is 11/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 10 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    7/12 = 7 × 5/12 × 5 = 35/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 6 = 60,
    4/10 = 4 × 6/10 × 6 = 24/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/60 - 24/60 = 35 - 24/60 = 11/60

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