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Subtract 6/50 from 3/35

3/35 - 6/50 is -6/175.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 50 is 350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 10 = 350,
    3/35 = 3 × 10/35 × 10 = 30/350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 7 = 350,
    6/50 = 6 × 7/50 × 7 = 42/350
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/350 - 42/350 = 30 - 42/350 = -12/350
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -6/175

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