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Subtract 24/50 from 27/90

27/90 - 24/50 is -9/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 90 and 50 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 90 × 5 = 450,
    27/90 = 27 × 5/90 × 5 = 135/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    24/50 = 24 × 9/50 × 9 = 216/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    135/450 - 216/450 = 135 - 216/450 = -81/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -9/50

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