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Subtract 27/8 from 70/12

1st number: 5 10/12, 2nd number: 3 3/8

70/12 - 27/8 is 59/24.

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,
    70/12 = 70 × 2/12 × 2 = 140/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    27/8 = 27 × 3/8 × 3 = 81/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    140/24 - 81/24 = 140 - 81/24 = 59/24
  5. In mixed form: 211/24

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