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Subtract 80/70 from 50/36

1st number: 1 14/36, 2nd number: 1 10/70

50/36 - 80/70 is 31/126.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 36 and 70 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 36 × 35 = 1260,
    50/36 = 50 × 35/36 × 35 = 1750/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 70 × 18 = 1260,
    80/70 = 80 × 18/70 × 18 = 1440/1260
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1750/1260 - 1440/1260 = 1750 - 1440/1260 = 310/1260
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 31/126

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