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Subtract 7/50 from 12/15

12/15 - 7/50 is 33/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 10 = 150,
    12/15 = 12 × 10/15 × 10 = 120/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    7/50 = 7 × 3/50 × 3 = 21/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/150 - 21/150 = 120 - 21/150 = 99/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/50

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