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Subtract 16/18 from 3/50

3/50 - 16/18 is -373/450.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    3/50 = 3 × 9/50 × 9 = 27/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    16/18 = 16 × 25/18 × 25 = 400/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    27/450 - 400/450 = 27 - 400/450 = -373/450

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