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Subtract 45/20 from 50/14

1st number: 3 8/14, 2nd number: 2 5/20

50/14 - 45/20 is 37/28.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 14 and 20 is 140
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 14 × 10 = 140,
    50/14 = 50 × 10/14 × 10 = 500/140
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 7 = 140,
    45/20 = 45 × 7/20 × 7 = 315/140
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    500/140 - 315/140 = 500 - 315/140 = 185/140
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 37/28
  6. In mixed form: 19/28

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