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Subtract 18/36 from 3/50

3/50 - 18/36 is -11/25.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 36 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 18 = 900,
    3/50 = 3 × 18/50 × 18 = 54/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    18/36 = 18 × 25/36 × 25 = 450/900
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    54/900 - 450/900 = 54 - 450/900 = -396/900
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -11/25

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