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Subtract 3/12 from 7/60

7/60 - 3/12 is -2/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    7/60 = 7 × 1/60 × 1 = 7/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    3/12 = 3 × 5/12 × 5 = 15/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    7/60 - 15/60 = 7 - 15/60 = -8/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -2/15

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