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Subtract 50/18 from 40/24

1st number: 1 16/24, 2nd number: 2 14/18

40/24 - 50/18 is -10/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 18 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    40/24 = 40 × 3/24 × 3 = 120/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 4 = 72,
    50/18 = 50 × 4/18 × 4 = 200/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/72 - 200/72 = 120 - 200/72 = -80/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -10/9

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