Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Review Exercises: 6

Answer

$\frac{1}{6}$

Work Step by Step

$\frac{5}{12}$ - $\frac{3}{12}$ They are like fractions Step 1 Subtract the numerators to find the numerator of the difference Step 2 Write the denominator of the like fractions as the denominator of the sum $\frac{5 - 3}{12}$ = $\frac{2}{12}$ $\frac{2}{12}$ is not in lowest term to divide the numerator and denominator by common factor 2 $\frac{2}{12}$ = $\frac{1}{6}$
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