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Subtract 10/16 from 8/12

8/12 - 10/16 is 1/24.

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,
    8/12 = 8 × 4/12 × 4 = 32/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    10/16 = 10 × 3/16 × 3 = 30/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    32/48 - 30/48 = 32 - 30/48 = 2/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/24

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