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Subtract 45/10 from 50/14

1st number: 3 8/14, 2nd number: 4 5/10

50/14 - 45/10 is -13/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 10 is 70
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 5 = 70,
    50/14 = 50 × 5/14 × 5 = 250/70
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 7 = 70,
    45/10 = 45 × 7/10 × 7 = 315/70
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    250/70 - 315/70 = 250 - 315/70 = -65/70
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -13/14

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