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Subtract 45/27 from 21/50

1st number: 21/50, 2nd number: 1 18/27

21/50 - 45/27 is -187/150.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 27 is 1350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 27 = 1350,
    21/50 = 21 × 27/50 × 27 = 567/1350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 50 = 1350,
    45/27 = 45 × 50/27 × 50 = 2250/1350
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    567/1350 - 2250/1350 = 567 - 2250/1350 = -1683/1350
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -187/150

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