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Subtract 4/12 from 8/5

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 4/12

8/5 - 4/12 is 19/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 12 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    8/5 = 8 × 12/5 × 12 = 96/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    4/12 = 4 × 5/12 × 5 = 20/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    96/60 - 20/60 = 96 - 20/60 = 76/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/15
  6. In mixed form: 14/15

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