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Subtract 27/56 from 50/12

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 27/56

50/12 - 27/56 is 619/168.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 56 is 168
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 14 = 168,
    50/12 = 50 × 14/12 × 14 = 700/168
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 56 × 3 = 168,
    27/56 = 27 × 3/56 × 3 = 81/168
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    700/168 - 81/168 = 700 - 81/168 = 619/168
  5. In mixed form: 3115/168

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