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Subtract 5/12 from 70/35

1st number: 2 0/35, 2nd number: 5/12

70/35 - 5/12 is 19/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 12 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    70/35 = 70 × 12/35 × 12 = 840/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    5/12 = 5 × 35/12 × 35 = 175/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    840/420 - 175/420 = 840 - 175/420 = 665/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/12
  6. In mixed form: 17/12

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