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Subtract 27/16 from 50/12

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 1 11/16

50/12 - 27/16 is 119/48.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    50/12 = 50 × 4/12 × 4 = 200/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    27/16 = 27 × 3/16 × 3 = 81/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    200/48 - 81/48 = 200 - 81/48 = 119/48
  5. In mixed form: 223/48

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