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Subtract 8/50 from 4/7

4/7 - 8/50 is 72/175.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 50 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 50 = 350,
    4/7 = 4 × 50/7 × 50 = 200/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    8/50 = 8 × 7/50 × 7 = 56/350
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    200/350 - 56/350 = 200 - 56/350 = 144/350
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 72/175

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