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Subtract 50/18 from 16/6

1st number: 2 4/6, 2nd number: 2 14/18

16/6 - 50/18 is -1/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 18 is 18
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 3 = 18,
    16/6 = 16 × 3/6 × 3 = 48/18
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 1 = 18,
    50/18 = 50 × 1/18 × 1 = 50/18
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    48/18 - 50/18 = 48 - 50/18 = -2/18
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/9

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