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Subtract 80/18 from 3/25

1st number: 3/25, 2nd number: 4 8/18

3/25 - 80/18 is -973/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 18 = 450,
    3/25 = 3 × 18/25 × 18 = 54/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    80/18 = 80 × 25/18 × 25 = 2000/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    54/450 - 2000/450 = 54 - 2000/450 = -1946/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -973/225

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