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Subtract 25/30 from 50/48

1st number: 1 2/48, 2nd number: 25/30

50/48 - 25/30 is 5/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 30 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    50/48 = 50 × 5/48 × 5 = 250/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    25/30 = 25 × 8/30 × 8 = 200/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    250/240 - 200/240 = 250 - 200/240 = 50/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/24

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