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Subtract 12/5 from 5/50

1st number: 5/50, 2nd number: 2 2/5

5/50 - 12/5 is -23/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 5 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    5/50 = 5 × 1/50 × 1 = 5/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    12/5 = 12 × 10/5 × 10 = 120/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    5/50 - 120/50 = 5 - 120/50 = -115/50
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -23/10

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