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Subtract 50/60 from 12/25

12/25 - 50/60 is -53/150.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 60 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    12/25 = 12 × 12/25 × 12 = 144/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    50/60 = 50 × 5/60 × 5 = 250/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    144/300 - 250/300 = 144 - 250/300 = -106/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -53/150

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