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Subtract 30/12 from 50/25

1st number: 2 0/25, 2nd number: 2 6/12

50/25 - 30/12 is -1/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 12 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 12 = 300,
    50/25 = 50 × 12/25 × 12 = 600/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    30/12 = 30 × 25/12 × 25 = 750/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    600/300 - 750/300 = 600 - 750/300 = -150/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/2

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