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Subtract 15/50 from 18/5

1st number: 3 3/5, 2nd number: 15/50

18/5 - 15/50 is 33/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    18/5 = 18 × 10/5 × 10 = 180/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    15/50 = 15 × 1/50 × 1 = 15/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    180/50 - 15/50 = 180 - 15/50 = 165/50
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 33/10
  6. In mixed form: 33/10

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