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Subtract 15/12 from 50/75

1st number: 50/75, 2nd number: 1 3/12

50/75 - 15/12 is -7/12.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 12 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 4 = 300,
    50/75 = 50 × 4/75 × 4 = 200/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    15/12 = 15 × 25/12 × 25 = 375/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    200/300 - 375/300 = 200 - 375/300 = -175/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/12

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