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Subtract 1/50 from 35/12

1st number: 2 11/12, 2nd number: 1/50

35/12 - 1/50 is 869/300.

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,
    35/12 = 35 × 25/12 × 25 = 875/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    1/50 = 1 × 6/50 × 6 = 6/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    875/300 - 6/300 = 875 - 6/300 = 869/300
  5. In mixed form: 2269/300

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