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Subtract 54/8 from 50/36

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 6 6/8

50/36 - 54/8 is -193/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 8 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 8 × 9 = 72,
    54/8 = 54 × 9/8 × 9 = 486/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    100/72 - 486/72 = 100 - 486/72 = -386/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -193/36

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