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Subtract 27/8 from 50/12

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 3 3/8

50/12 - 27/8 is 19/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 2 = 24,
    50/12 = 50 × 2/12 × 2 = 100/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    27/8 = 27 × 3/8 × 3 = 81/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    100/24 - 81/24 = 100 - 81/24 = 19/24

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