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Subtract 56/54 from 50/35

1st number: 1 15/35, 2nd number: 1 2/54

50/35 - 56/54 is 74/189.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 35 and 54 is 1890

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 1890
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 35 × 54 = 1890,
    50/35 = 50 × 54/35 × 54 = 2700/1890
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 35 = 1890,
    56/54 = 56 × 35/54 × 35 = 1960/1890
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    2700/1890 - 1960/1890 = 2700 - 1960/1890 = 740/1890
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 74/189

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