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Subtract 80/49 from 50/36

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 1 31/49

50/36 - 80/49 is -215/882.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 49 is 1764
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 49 = 1764,
    50/36 = 50 × 49/36 × 49 = 2450/1764
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 36 = 1764,
    80/49 = 80 × 36/49 × 36 = 2880/1764
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2450/1764 - 2880/1764 = 2450 - 2880/1764 = -430/1764
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -215/882

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