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Subtract 84/50 from 49/80

1st number: 49/80, 2nd number: 1 34/50

49/80 - 84/50 is -427/400.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 80 and 50 is 400

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 400
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 5 = 400,
    49/80 = 49 × 5/80 × 5 = 245/400
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 8 = 400,
    84/50 = 84 × 8/50 × 8 = 672/400
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    245/400 - 672/400 = 245 - 672/400 = -427/400

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