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Subtract 50/18 from 36/14

1st number: 2 8/14, 2nd number: 2 14/18

36/14 - 50/18 is -13/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 18 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    36/14 = 36 × 9/14 × 9 = 324/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 7 = 126,
    50/18 = 50 × 7/18 × 7 = 350/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    324/126 - 350/126 = 324 - 350/126 = -26/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/63

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