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Subtract 50/12 from 60/4

1st number: 15 0/4, 2nd number: 4 2/12

60/4 - 50/12 is 65/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 12 is 12
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 3 = 12,
    60/4 = 60 × 3/4 × 3 = 180/12
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 1 = 12,
    50/12 = 50 × 1/12 × 1 = 50/12
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/12 - 50/12 = 180 - 50/12 = 130/12
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 65/6
  6. In mixed form: 105/6

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