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Subtract 7/16 from 7/12

7/12 - 7/16 is 7/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    7/12 = 7 × 4/12 × 4 = 28/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    7/16 = 7 × 3/16 × 3 = 21/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    28/48 - 21/48 = 28 - 21/48 = 7/48

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