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Subtract 50/18 from 49/75

1st number: 49/75, 2nd number: 2 14/18

49/75 - 50/18 is -478/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 6 = 450,
    49/75 = 49 × 6/75 × 6 = 294/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    50/18 = 50 × 25/18 × 25 = 1250/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    294/450 - 1250/450 = 294 - 1250/450 = -956/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -478/225

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