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Subtract 2/9 from 50/4

1st number: 12 2/4, 2nd number: 2/9

50/4 - 2/9 is 221/18.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 9 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 9 = 36,
    50/4 = 50 × 9/4 × 9 = 450/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 4 = 36,
    2/9 = 2 × 4/9 × 4 = 8/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    450/36 - 8/36 = 450 - 8/36 = 442/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 221/18
  6. In mixed form: 125/18

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