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Subtract 56/54 from 18/50

1st number: 18/50, 2nd number: 1 2/54

18/50 - 56/54 is -457/675.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 54 is 1350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 27 = 1350,
    18/50 = 18 × 27/50 × 27 = 486/1350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 25 = 1350,
    56/54 = 56 × 25/54 × 25 = 1400/1350
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    486/1350 - 1400/1350 = 486 - 1400/1350 = -914/1350
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -457/675

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