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Subtract 27/40 from 50/36

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 27/40

50/36 - 27/40 is 257/360.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 40 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 10 = 360,
    50/36 = 50 × 10/36 × 10 = 500/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 9 = 360,
    27/40 = 27 × 9/40 × 9 = 243/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    500/360 - 243/360 = 500 - 243/360 = 257/360

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