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Subtract 15/18 from 50/5

1st number: 10 0/5, 2nd number: 15/18

50/5 - 15/18 is 55/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 18 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 18 = 90,
    50/5 = 50 × 18/5 × 18 = 900/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 5 = 90,
    15/18 = 15 × 5/18 × 5 = 75/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    900/90 - 75/90 = 900 - 75/90 = 825/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 55/6
  6. In mixed form: 91/6

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