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Subtract 80/14 from 50/72

1st number: 50/72, 2nd number: 5 10/14

50/72 - 80/14 is -1265/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 14 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 14 × 36 = 504,
    80/14 = 80 × 36/14 × 36 = 2880/504
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/504 - 2880/504 = 350 - 2880/504 = -2530/504
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1265/252

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