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Subtract 50/90 from 40/6

1st number: 6 4/6, 2nd number: 50/90

40/6 - 50/90 is 55/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 90 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 15 = 90,
    40/6 = 40 × 15/6 × 15 = 600/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 1 = 90,
    50/90 = 50 × 1/90 × 1 = 50/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    600/90 - 50/90 = 600 - 50/90 = 550/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/9
  6. In mixed form: 61/9

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