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Subtract 15/50 from 20/7

1st number: 2 6/7, 2nd number: 15/50

20/7 - 15/50 is 179/70.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 7 and 50 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 7 × 50 = 350,
    20/7 = 20 × 50/7 × 50 = 1000/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    15/50 = 15 × 7/50 × 7 = 105/350
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1000/350 - 105/350 = 1000 - 105/350 = 895/350
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 179/70
  6. In mixed form: 239/70

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