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Subtract 30/18 from 50/15

1st number: 3 5/15, 2nd number: 1 12/18

50/15 - 30/18 is 5/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 6 = 90,
    50/15 = 50 × 6/15 × 6 = 300/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    30/18 = 30 × 5/18 × 5 = 150/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    300/90 - 150/90 = 300 - 150/90 = 150/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/3
  6. In mixed form: 12/3

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