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Subtract 80/49 from 50/72

1st number: 50/72, 2nd number: 1 31/49

50/72 - 80/49 is -1655/1764.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 49 is 3528
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 49 = 3528,
    50/72 = 50 × 49/72 × 49 = 2450/3528
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 72 = 3528,
    80/49 = 80 × 72/49 × 72 = 5760/3528
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2450/3528 - 5760/3528 = 2450 - 5760/3528 = -3310/3528
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1655/1764

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