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Subtract 50/18 from 40/84

1st number: 40/84, 2nd number: 2 14/18

40/84 - 50/18 is -145/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 18 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    40/84 = 40 × 3/84 × 3 = 120/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 14 = 252,
    50/18 = 50 × 14/18 × 14 = 700/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    120/252 - 700/252 = 120 - 700/252 = -580/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -145/63

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