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Subtract 12/50 from 5/84

5/84 - 12/50 is -379/2100.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 50 is 2100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 25 = 2100,
    5/84 = 5 × 25/84 × 25 = 125/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 42 = 2100,
    12/50 = 12 × 42/50 × 42 = 504/2100
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    125/2100 - 504/2100 = 125 - 504/2100 = -379/2100

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