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Subtract 25/6 from 50/72

1st number: 50/72, 2nd number: 4 1/6

50/72 - 25/6 is -125/36.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 6 is 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    50/72 = 50 × 1/72 × 1 = 50/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 12 = 72,
    25/6 = 25 × 12/6 × 12 = 300/72
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    50/72 - 300/72 = 50 - 300/72 = -250/72
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -125/36

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