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Subtract 56/36 from 18/50

1st number: 18/50, 2nd number: 1 20/36

18/50 - 56/36 is -269/225.

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,
    18/50 = 18 × 18/50 × 18 = 324/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    56/36 = 56 × 25/36 × 25 = 1400/900
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    324/900 - 1400/900 = 324 - 1400/900 = -1076/900
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -269/225

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