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Subtract 15/36 from 50/75

50/75 - 15/36 is 1/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 36 is 900
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 12 = 900,
    50/75 = 50 × 12/75 × 12 = 600/900
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 36 × 25 = 900,
    15/36 = 15 × 25/36 × 25 = 375/900
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    600/900 - 375/900 = 600 - 375/900 = 225/900
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 1/4

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