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Subtract 25/30 from 50/72

50/72 - 25/30 is -5/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 30 is 360
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 5 = 360,
    50/72 = 50 × 5/72 × 5 = 250/360
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 12 = 360,
    25/30 = 25 × 12/30 × 12 = 300/360
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    250/360 - 300/360 = 250 - 300/360 = -50/360
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -5/36

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