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Subtract 2/50 from 2/16

2/16 - 2/50 is 17/200.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 16 and 50 is 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 16 × 25 = 400,
    2/16 = 2 × 25/16 × 25 = 50/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 8 = 400,
    2/50 = 2 × 8/50 × 8 = 16/400
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    50/400 - 16/400 = 50 - 16/400 = 34/400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 17/200

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