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Subtract 27/40 from 50/84

50/84 - 27/40 is -67/840.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 10 = 840,
    50/84 = 50 × 10/84 × 10 = 500/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    27/40 = 27 × 21/40 × 21 = 567/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    500/840 - 567/840 = 500 - 567/840 = -67/840

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