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Subtract 18/48 from 15/50

15/50 - 18/48 is -3/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 48 is 1200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 24 = 1200,
    15/50 = 15 × 24/50 × 24 = 360/1200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 25 = 1200,
    18/48 = 18 × 25/48 × 25 = 450/1200
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    360/1200 - 450/1200 = 360 - 450/1200 = -90/1200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/40

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