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Subtract 1/12 from 7/5

1st number: 1 2/5, 2nd number: 1/12

7/5 - 1/12 is 79/60.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    7/5 = 7 × 12/5 × 12 = 84/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    1/12 = 1 × 5/12 × 5 = 5/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/60 - 5/60 = 84 - 5/60 = 79/60
  5. In mixed form: 119/60

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