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Subtract 45/50 from 27/56

27/56 - 45/50 is -117/280.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 56 and 50 is 1400

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 56 × 25 = 1400,
    27/56 = 27 × 25/56 × 25 = 675/1400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 28 = 1400,
    45/50 = 45 × 28/50 × 28 = 1260/1400
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    675/1400 - 1260/1400 = 675 - 1260/1400 = -585/1400
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -117/280

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