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Subtract 3/63 from 50/84

50/84 - 3/63 is 23/42.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 63 is 252
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 3 = 252,
    50/84 = 50 × 3/84 × 3 = 150/252
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 4 = 252,
    3/63 = 3 × 4/63 × 4 = 12/252
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    150/252 - 12/252 = 150 - 12/252 = 138/252
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 23/42

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