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Subtract 8/18 from 18/25

18/25 - 8/18 is 62/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 18 = 450,
    18/25 = 18 × 18/25 × 18 = 324/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    8/18 = 8 × 25/18 × 25 = 200/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    324/450 - 200/450 = 324 - 200/450 = 124/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 62/225

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