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Subtract 54/80 from 50/36

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 54/80

50/36 - 54/80 is 257/360.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 80 is 720
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 20 = 720,
    50/36 = 50 × 20/36 × 20 = 1000/720
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 9 = 720,
    54/80 = 54 × 9/80 × 9 = 486/720
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1000/720 - 486/720 = 1000 - 486/720 = 514/720
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 257/360

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