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Subtract 50/90 from 40/12

1st number: 3 4/12, 2nd number: 50/90

40/12 - 50/90 is 25/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 90 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 15 = 180,
    40/12 = 40 × 15/12 × 15 = 600/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 2 = 180,
    50/90 = 50 × 2/90 × 2 = 100/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    600/180 - 100/180 = 600 - 100/180 = 500/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/9
  6. In mixed form: 27/9

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