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Subtract 6/50 from 7/12

7/12 - 6/50 is 139/300.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 50 is 300

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 25 = 300,
    7/12 = 7 × 25/12 × 25 = 175/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    6/50 = 6 × 6/50 × 6 = 36/300
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    175/300 - 36/300 = 175 - 36/300 = 139/300

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