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Subtract 50/84 from 30/20

1st number: 1 10/20, 2nd number: 50/84

30/20 - 50/84 is 19/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 84 is 420
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 21 = 420,
    30/20 = 30 × 21/20 × 21 = 630/420
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 5 = 420,
    50/84 = 50 × 5/84 × 5 = 250/420
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    630/420 - 250/420 = 630 - 250/420 = 380/420
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/21

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