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What is 5/6 - 10/12?

What is 5/6 - 10/12?

Here's how to subtract 10/12 from 5/6:

5
6
10
12

Step 1

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 5 by 12, and get 60.

Then we multiply 10 by 6, and get 60.

Next we give both terms new denominators -- 6 × 12 = 72.

So now our fractions look like this:

60
72
60
72

Step 2

Since our denominators match, we can subtract the numerators.

60 − 60 = 0

So the answer is:

0
72
Zero divided by anything is just zero. So that's the final answer:
0