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Subtract 1/7 from 50/4

1st number: 12 2/4, 2nd number: 1/7

50/4 - 1/7 is 173/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 7 is 28
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 7 = 28,
    50/4 = 50 × 7/4 × 7 = 350/28
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 7 × 4 = 28,
    1/7 = 1 × 4/7 × 4 = 4/28
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/28 - 4/28 = 350 - 4/28 = 346/28
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 173/14
  6. In mixed form: 125/14

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