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Subtract 50/90 from 40/18

1st number: 2 4/18, 2nd number: 50/90

40/18 - 50/90 is 5/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 90 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    40/18 = 40 × 5/18 × 5 = 200/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,
    50/90 = 50 × 1/90 × 1 = 50/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    200/90 - 50/90 = 200 - 50/90 = 150/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/3
  6. In mixed form: 12/3

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