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Subtract 27/24 from 50/36

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 1 3/24

50/36 - 27/24 is 19/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 24 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 2 = 72,
    50/36 = 50 × 2/36 × 2 = 100/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    27/24 = 27 × 3/24 × 3 = 81/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    100/72 - 81/72 = 100 - 81/72 = 19/72

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