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Subtract 25/18 from 50/48

1st number: 1 2/48, 2nd number: 1 7/18

50/48 - 25/18 is -25/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 18 is 144
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 3 = 144,
    50/48 = 50 × 3/48 × 3 = 150/144
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 8 = 144,
    25/18 = 25 × 8/18 × 8 = 200/144
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    150/144 - 200/144 = 150 - 200/144 = -50/144
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -25/72

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