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Subtract 6/50 from 1/8

1/8 - 6/50 is 1/200.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 8 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 8 × 25 = 200,
    1/8 = 1 × 25/8 × 25 = 25/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    6/50 = 6 × 4/50 × 4 = 24/200
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    25/200 - 24/200 = 25 - 24/200 = 1/200

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