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Subtract 50/18 from 12/4

1st number: 3 0/4, 2nd number: 2 14/18

12/4 - 50/18 is 2/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    12/4 = 12 × 9/4 × 9 = 108/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    50/18 = 50 × 2/18 × 2 = 100/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/36 - 100/36 = 108 - 100/36 = 8/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/9

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