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Subtract 15/50 from 10/21

10/21 - 15/50 is 37/210.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 21 and 50 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 21 × 50 = 1050,
    10/21 = 10 × 50/21 × 50 = 500/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 21 = 1050,
    15/50 = 15 × 21/50 × 21 = 315/1050
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    500/1050 - 315/1050 = 500 - 315/1050 = 185/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/210

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