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Subtract 27/40 from 50/12

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 27/40

50/12 - 27/40 is 419/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 40 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 10 = 120,
    50/12 = 50 × 10/12 × 10 = 500/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 3 = 120,
    27/40 = 27 × 3/40 × 3 = 81/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    500/120 - 81/120 = 500 - 81/120 = 419/120
  5. In mixed form: 359/120

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