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Subtract 54/16 from 50/12

1st number: 4 2/12, 2nd number: 3 6/16

50/12 - 54/16 is 19/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 16 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    50/12 = 50 × 4/12 × 4 = 200/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 16 × 3 = 48,
    54/16 = 54 × 3/16 × 3 = 162/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    200/48 - 162/48 = 200 - 162/48 = 38/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/24

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