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Subtract 27/8 from 50/60

1st number: 50/60, 2nd number: 3 3/8

50/60 - 27/8 is -61/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 60 and 8 is 120
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 60 × 2 = 120,
    50/60 = 50 × 2/60 × 2 = 100/120
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 15 = 120,
    27/8 = 27 × 15/8 × 15 = 405/120
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    100/120 - 405/120 = 100 - 405/120 = -305/120
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -61/24

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