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Subtract 10/50 from 50/72

50/72 - 10/50 is 89/180.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 50 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    50/72 = 50 × 25/72 × 25 = 1250/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 36 = 1800,
    10/50 = 10 × 36/50 × 36 = 360/1800
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1250/1800 - 360/1800 = 1250 - 360/1800 = 890/1800
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 89/180

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