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Subtract 9/8 from 1/50

1st number: 1/50, 2nd number: 1 1/8

1/50 - 9/8 is -221/200.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 8 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    1/50 = 1 × 4/50 × 4 = 4/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    9/8 = 9 × 25/8 × 25 = 225/200
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4/200 - 225/200 = 4 - 225/200 = -221/200

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