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Subtract 5/50 from 42/25

1st number: 1 17/25, 2nd number: 5/50

42/25 - 5/50 is 79/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 2 = 50,
    42/25 = 42 × 2/25 × 2 = 84/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    5/50 = 5 × 1/50 × 1 = 5/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/50 - 5/50 = 84 - 5/50 = 79/50
  5. In mixed form: 129/50

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