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Subtract 50/18 from 40/30

1st number: 1 10/30, 2nd number: 2 14/18

40/30 - 50/18 is -13/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 3 = 90,
    40/30 = 40 × 3/30 × 3 = 120/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    50/18 = 50 × 5/18 × 5 = 250/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/90 - 250/90 = 120 - 250/90 = -130/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/9

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