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Subtract 56/90 from 18/50

18/50 - 56/90 is -59/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 90 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    18/50 = 18 × 9/50 × 9 = 162/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 5 = 450,
    56/90 = 56 × 5/90 × 5 = 280/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    162/450 - 280/450 = 162 - 280/450 = -118/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -59/225

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