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Subtract 36/60 from 8/12

8/12 - 36/60 is 1/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 60 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    8/12 = 8 × 5/12 × 5 = 40/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 1 = 60,
    36/60 = 36 × 1/60 × 1 = 36/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/60 - 36/60 = 40 - 36/60 = 4/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/15

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