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Subtract 3/9 from 5/50

5/50 - 3/9 is -7/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 9 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    5/50 = 5 × 9/50 × 9 = 45/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 50 = 450,
    3/9 = 3 × 50/9 × 50 = 150/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    45/450 - 150/450 = 45 - 150/450 = -105/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/30

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