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Subtract 15/24 from 50/75

50/75 - 15/24 is 1/24.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 24 is 600
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 8 = 600,
    50/75 = 50 × 8/75 × 8 = 400/600
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 25 = 600,
    15/24 = 15 × 25/24 × 25 = 375/600
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    400/600 - 375/600 = 400 - 375/600 = 25/600
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/24

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