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Subtract 45/18 from 4/50

1st number: 4/50, 2nd number: 2 9/18

4/50 - 45/18 is -121/50.

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,
    4/50 = 4 × 9/50 × 9 = 36/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    45/18 = 45 × 25/18 × 25 = 1125/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/450 - 1125/450 = 36 - 1125/450 = -1089/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -121/50

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