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Subtract 5/10 from 18/25

18/25 - 5/10 is 11/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 10 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 2 = 50,
    18/25 = 18 × 2/25 × 2 = 36/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 5 = 50,
    5/10 = 5 × 5/10 × 5 = 25/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/50 - 25/50 = 36 - 25/50 = 11/50

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