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Subtract 30/12 from 50/35

1st number: 1 15/35, 2nd number: 2 6/12

50/35 - 30/12 is -15/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 12 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 12 = 420,
    50/35 = 50 × 12/35 × 12 = 600/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 35 = 420,
    30/12 = 30 × 35/12 × 35 = 1050/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    600/420 - 1050/420 = 600 - 1050/420 = -450/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -15/14

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