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Subtract 3/27 from 42/50

42/50 - 3/27 is 164/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 27 is 1350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 27 = 1350,
    42/50 = 42 × 27/50 × 27 = 1134/1350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 50 = 1350,
    3/27 = 3 × 50/27 × 50 = 150/1350
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1134/1350 - 150/1350 = 1134 - 150/1350 = 984/1350
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 164/225

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