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Subtract 3/63 from 50/5

1st number: 10 0/5, 2nd number: 3/63

50/5 - 3/63 is 209/21.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 63 is 315
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 63 = 315,
    50/5 = 50 × 63/5 × 63 = 3150/315
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 5 = 315,
    3/63 = 3 × 5/63 × 5 = 15/315
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3150/315 - 15/315 = 3150 - 15/315 = 3135/315
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 209/21
  6. In mixed form: 920/21

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