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Subtract 15/42 from 50/25

1st number: 2 0/25, 2nd number: 15/42

50/25 - 15/42 is 23/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 42 is 1050
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 42 = 1050,
    50/25 = 50 × 42/25 × 42 = 2100/1050
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 25 = 1050,
    15/42 = 15 × 25/42 × 25 = 375/1050
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2100/1050 - 375/1050 = 2100 - 375/1050 = 1725/1050
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/14
  6. In mixed form: 19/14

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