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Subtract 3/5 from 50/12

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 3/5

50/12 - 3/5 is 107/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 5 is 60
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 5 = 60,
    50/12 = 50 × 5/12 × 5 = 250/60
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 5 × 12 = 60,
    3/5 = 3 × 12/5 × 12 = 36/60
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    250/60 - 36/60 = 250 - 36/60 = 214/60
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 107/30
  6. In mixed form: 317/30

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