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Subtract 80/14 from 50/9

1st number: 5 5/9, 2nd number: 5 10/14

50/9 - 80/14 is -10/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 14 is 126
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 14 = 126,
    50/9 = 50 × 14/9 × 14 = 700/126
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 14 × 9 = 126,
    80/14 = 80 × 9/14 × 9 = 720/126
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    700/126 - 720/126 = 700 - 720/126 = -20/126
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -10/63

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