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Subtract 12/15 from 5/50

5/50 - 12/15 is -7/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 15 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    5/50 = 5 × 3/50 × 3 = 15/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 15 × 10 = 150,
    12/15 = 12 × 10/15 × 10 = 120/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/150 - 120/150 = 15 - 120/150 = -105/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/10

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