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Subtract 50/4 from 56/54

1st number: 1 2/54, 2nd number: 12 2/4

56/54 - 50/4 is -619/54.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 4 is 108
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 2 = 108,
    56/54 = 56 × 2/54 × 2 = 112/108
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 4 × 27 = 108,
    50/4 = 50 × 27/4 × 27 = 1350/108
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/108 - 1350/108 = 112 - 1350/108 = -1238/108
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -619/54

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