Subtract 50/90 and 38/12

50
90
-
38
12
=
-2
11
18

What is 50/90 - 38/12

50
90
-
38
12
=

In order to make fractions have the same denominator, multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by the denominator of the other

50 x 12
90 x 12
-
38 x 90
12 x 90
=
600
1080
-
3420
1080
=
600 - 3420
1080
=
-2820
1080

OR

(50 x 12) - (38 x 90)
90 x 12
=
-2820
1080

Simplify the fraction

Divide each part of the fraction with the greatest common factor to simplify the fraction

-2820
1080
=
-2820 ÷ 60
1080 ÷ 60
=
-
47
18

Because the numerator greater than the denominator, so we have an improper fraction, which means we can simplify it by converting the improper fraction to a mixed number.

Improper fraction to mixed number, get the whole number by dividing the numerator with the denominator, then subtract the numerator by the whole number multiplied by the denominator.

-
47
18
=
47 ÷ 18 = 2 +
47 - (2 x 18)
18
=
-2
11
18

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