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Subtract 27/36 from 15/50

15/50 - 27/36 is -9/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 36 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 18 = 900,
    15/50 = 15 × 18/50 × 18 = 270/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    27/36 = 27 × 25/36 × 25 = 675/900
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    270/900 - 675/900 = 270 - 675/900 = -405/900
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/20

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