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Subtract 50/18 from 40/36

1st number: 1 4/36, 2nd number: 2 14/18

40/36 - 50/18 is -5/3.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 18 is 36
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 1 = 36,
    40/36 = 40 × 1/36 × 1 = 40/36
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 2 = 36,
    50/18 = 50 × 2/18 × 2 = 100/36
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/36 - 100/36 = 40 - 100/36 = -60/36
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/3

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