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Subtract 80/35 from 50/72

1st number: 50/72, 2nd number: 2 10/35

50/72 - 80/35 is -401/252.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 35 is 2520
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 35 = 2520,
    50/72 = 50 × 35/72 × 35 = 1750/2520
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 35 × 72 = 2520,
    80/35 = 80 × 72/35 × 72 = 5760/2520
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1750/2520 - 5760/2520 = 1750 - 5760/2520 = -4010/2520
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -401/252

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