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2-100.

Draw a rectangle like the on the right.

How can you subdivide it so you can represent one-third and one-fourth?
Try this before moving on.

One way to show both fractions is with a diagram:

Copy this diagram and shade

What is left?

$\text{The answer is }\frac{5}{12}\text{ or }50\text{ minutes}.$

How can you arrive at this answer without drawing a diagram?