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Subtract 50/45 from 27/84

1st number: 27/84, 2nd number: 1 5/45

27/84 - 50/45 is -199/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 45 is 1260

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 15 = 1260,
    27/84 = 27 × 15/84 × 15 = 405/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 28 = 1260,
    50/45 = 50 × 28/45 × 28 = 1400/1260
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    405/1260 - 1400/1260 = 405 - 1400/1260 = -995/1260
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -199/252

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