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Subtract 35/50 from 12/25

12/25 - 35/50 is -11/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 2 = 50,
    12/25 = 12 × 2/25 × 2 = 24/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    35/50 = 35 × 1/50 × 1 = 35/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    24/50 - 35/50 = 24 - 35/50 = -11/50

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