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Subtract 1/50 from 21/12

1st number: 1 9/12, 2nd number: 1/50

21/12 - 1/50 is 173/100.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 50 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    21/12 = 21 × 25/12 × 25 = 525/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    1/50 = 1 × 6/50 × 6 = 6/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    525/300 - 6/300 = 525 - 6/300 = 519/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 173/100
  6. In mixed form: 173/100

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