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Subtract 80/21 from 50/45

1st number: 1 5/45, 2nd number: 3 17/21

50/45 - 80/21 is -170/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 45 and 21 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 45 × 7 = 315,
    50/45 = 50 × 7/45 × 7 = 350/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 21 × 15 = 315,
    80/21 = 80 × 15/21 × 15 = 1200/315
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/315 - 1200/315 = 350 - 1200/315 = -850/315
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -170/63

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