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Subtract 3/10 from 50/30

1st number: 1 20/30, 2nd number: 3/10

50/30 - 3/10 is 41/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 10 is 30

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 30
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 1 = 30,
    50/30 = 50 × 1/30 × 1 = 50/30
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 3 = 30,
    3/10 = 3 × 3/10 × 3 = 9/30
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    50/30 - 9/30 = 50 - 9/30 = 41/30
  5. In mixed form: 111/30

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