Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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Chapter 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - 3.3 Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions - 3.3 Exercises - Page 220: 29

Answer

$\frac{1}{6}$.

Work Step by Step

$\frac{5}{12} - \frac{1}{4} = \frac{5}{12} - \frac{1 \cdot 3}{4 \cdot 3} = \frac{5}{12} - \frac{3}{12} = \frac{5-3}{12} = \frac{2}{12} = \frac{1}{6}$.

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