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Subtract 1/50 from 2/40

2/40 - 1/50 is 3/100.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 40 and 50 is 200
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 40 × 5 = 200,
    2/40 = 2 × 5/40 × 5 = 10/200
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 4 = 200,
    1/50 = 1 × 4/50 × 4 = 4/200
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/200 - 4/200 = 10 - 4/200 = 6/200
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 3/100

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