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Subtract 45/20 from 50/49

1st number: 1 1/49, 2nd number: 2 5/20

50/49 - 45/20 is -241/196.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 20 is 980
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 20 = 980,
    50/49 = 50 × 20/49 × 20 = 1000/980
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 49 = 980,
    45/20 = 45 × 49/20 × 49 = 2205/980
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1000/980 - 2205/980 = 1000 - 2205/980 = -1205/980
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -241/196

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