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Subtract 3/81 from 1/50

1/50 - 3/81 is -23/1350.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 81 is 4050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 81 = 4050,
    1/50 = 1 × 81/50 × 81 = 81/4050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 81 × 50 = 4050,
    3/81 = 3 × 50/81 × 50 = 150/4050
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    81/4050 - 150/4050 = 81 - 150/4050 = -69/4050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -23/1350

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