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Subtract 4/50 from 24/15

1st number: 1 9/15, 2nd number: 4/50

24/15 - 4/50 is 38/25.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 15 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 15 × 10 = 150,
    24/15 = 24 × 10/15 × 10 = 240/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    4/50 = 4 × 3/50 × 3 = 12/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    240/150 - 12/150 = 240 - 12/150 = 228/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 38/25
  6. In mixed form: 113/25

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