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Subtract 35/9 from 28/50

1st number: 28/50, 2nd number: 3 8/9

28/50 - 35/9 is -749/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 9 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    28/50 = 28 × 9/50 × 9 = 252/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 50 = 450,
    35/9 = 35 × 50/9 × 50 = 1750/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    252/450 - 1750/450 = 252 - 1750/450 = -1498/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -749/225

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