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Subtract 25/12 from 50/48

1st number: 1 2/48, 2nd number: 2 1/12

50/48 - 25/12 is -25/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 12 is 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    50/48 = 50 × 1/48 × 1 = 50/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    25/12 = 25 × 4/12 × 4 = 100/48
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    50/48 - 100/48 = 50 - 100/48 = -50/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -25/24

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