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Subtract 45/50 from 50/49

1st number: 1 1/49, 2nd number: 45/50

50/49 - 45/50 is 59/490.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 50 is 2450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 50 = 2450,
    50/49 = 50 × 50/49 × 50 = 2500/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 49 = 2450,
    45/50 = 45 × 49/50 × 49 = 2205/2450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2500/2450 - 2205/2450 = 2500 - 2205/2450 = 295/2450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 59/490

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