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Subtract 27/80 from 50/12

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 27/80

50/12 - 27/80 is 919/240.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 20 = 240,
    50/12 = 50 × 20/12 × 20 = 1000/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    27/80 = 27 × 3/80 × 3 = 81/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1000/240 - 81/240 = 1000 - 81/240 = 919/240
  5. In mixed form: 3199/240

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