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Subtract 27/8 from 50/24

1st number: 2 2/24, 2nd number: 3 3/8

50/24 - 27/8 is -31/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 24 and 8 is 24
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 24 × 1 = 24,
    50/24 = 50 × 1/24 × 1 = 50/24
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 3 = 24,
    27/8 = 27 × 3/8 × 3 = 81/24
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    50/24 - 81/24 = 50 - 81/24 = -31/24

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