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Subtract 50/12 from 30/56

1st number: 30/56, 2nd number: 4 2/12

30/56 - 50/12 is -305/84.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 12 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    30/56 = 30 × 3/56 × 3 = 90/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    50/12 = 50 × 14/12 × 14 = 700/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/168 - 700/168 = 90 - 700/168 = -610/168
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -305/84

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