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Subtract 50/27 from 4/9

1st number: 4/9, 2nd number: 1 23/27

4/9 - 50/27 is -38/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 27 is 27
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 3 = 27,
    4/9 = 4 × 3/9 × 3 = 12/27
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 1 = 27,
    50/27 = 50 × 1/27 × 1 = 50/27
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    12/27 - 50/27 = 12 - 50/27 = -38/27

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