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Subtract 1/50 from 2/5

2/5 - 1/50 is 19/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    2/5 = 2 × 10/5 × 10 = 20/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    1/50 = 1 × 1/50 × 1 = 1/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    20/50 - 1/50 = 20 - 1/50 = 19/50

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