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Subtract 15/72 from 50/25

1st number: 2 0/25, 2nd number: 15/72

50/25 - 15/72 is 43/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 72 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 72 = 1800,
    50/25 = 50 × 72/25 × 72 = 3600/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    15/72 = 15 × 25/72 × 25 = 375/1800
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3600/1800 - 375/1800 = 3600 - 375/1800 = 3225/1800
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 43/24
  6. In mixed form: 119/24

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