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Subtract 50/54 from 36/2

1st number: 18 0/2, 2nd number: 50/54

36/2 - 50/54 is 461/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 54 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 27 = 54,
    36/2 = 36 × 27/2 × 27 = 972/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    50/54 = 50 × 1/54 × 1 = 50/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    972/54 - 50/54 = 972 - 50/54 = 922/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 461/27
  6. In mixed form: 172/27

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