Here's how to subtract 2/8 from 3/12:
We can't subtract two fractions with different denominators. So you need to get a common denominator. To do this, you'll multiply the denominators times each other... but the numerators have to change, too. They get multiplied by the other term's denominator.
So we multiply 3 by 8, and get 24.
Then we multiply 2 by 12, and get 24.
Next we give both terms new denominators -- 12 × 8 = 96.
So now our fractions look like this:
Since our denominators match, we can subtract the numerators.
24 − 24 = 0
So the answer is:
|Zero divided by anything is just zero. So that's the final answer:|