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Subtract 50/54 from 40/12

1st number: 3 4/12, 2nd number: 50/54

40/12 - 50/54 is 65/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 54 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 9 = 108,
    40/12 = 40 × 9/12 × 9 = 360/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 2 = 108,
    50/54 = 50 × 2/54 × 2 = 100/108
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    360/108 - 100/108 = 360 - 100/108 = 260/108
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 65/27
  6. In mixed form: 211/27

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