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Subtract 50/18 from 40/12

1st number: 3 4/12, 2nd number: 2 14/18

40/12 - 50/18 is 5/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 3 = 36,
    40/12 = 40 × 3/12 × 3 = 120/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    50/18 = 50 × 2/18 × 2 = 100/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/36 - 100/36 = 120 - 100/36 = 20/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/9

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