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Subtract 8/18 from 18/50

18/50 - 8/18 is -19/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 18 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 18 × 25 = 450,
    8/18 = 8 × 25/18 × 25 = 200/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    162/450 - 200/450 = 162 - 200/450 = -38/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/225

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