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Subtract 63/18 from 24/75

1st number: 24/75, 2nd number: 3 9/18

24/75 - 63/18 is -159/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 6 = 450,
    24/75 = 24 × 6/75 × 6 = 144/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    63/18 = 63 × 25/18 × 25 = 1575/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    144/450 - 1575/450 = 144 - 1575/450 = -1431/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -159/50

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