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Subtract 25/42 from 50/72

50/72 - 25/42 is 25/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 42 is 504
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 7 = 504,
    50/72 = 50 × 7/72 × 7 = 350/504
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 42 × 12 = 504,
    25/42 = 25 × 12/42 × 12 = 300/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/504 - 300/504 = 350 - 300/504 = 50/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 25/252

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