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Subtract 50/8 from 12/42

1st number: 12/42, 2nd number: 6 2/8

12/42 - 50/8 is -167/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 42 and 8 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 42 × 4 = 168,
    12/42 = 12 × 4/42 × 4 = 48/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 21 = 168,
    50/8 = 50 × 21/8 × 21 = 1050/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/168 - 1050/168 = 48 - 1050/168 = -1002/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -167/28

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