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Subtract 80/98 from 50/84

50/84 - 80/98 is -65/294.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 98 is 588

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 7 = 588,
    50/84 = 50 × 7/84 × 7 = 350/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 98 × 6 = 588,
    80/98 = 80 × 6/98 × 6 = 480/588
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    350/588 - 480/588 = 350 - 480/588 = -130/588
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -65/294

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