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Subtract 15/50 from 1/5

1/5 - 15/50 is -1/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    1/5 = 1 × 10/5 × 10 = 10/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    15/50 = 15 × 1/50 × 1 = 15/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/50 - 15/50 = 10 - 15/50 = -5/50
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/10

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