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Subtract 10/18 from 8/12

8/12 - 10/18 is 1/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    8/12 = 8 × 3/12 × 3 = 24/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    10/18 = 10 × 2/18 × 2 = 20/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/36 - 20/36 = 24 - 20/36 = 4/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/9

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