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Subtract 75/6 from 50/25

1st number: 2 0/25, 2nd number: 12 3/6

50/25 - 75/6 is -21/2.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 6 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 6 = 150,
    50/25 = 50 × 6/25 × 6 = 300/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 25 = 150,
    75/6 = 75 × 25/6 × 25 = 1875/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    300/150 - 1875/150 = 300 - 1875/150 = -1575/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -21/2

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