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Subtract 80/63 from 50/9

1st number: 5 5/9, 2nd number: 1 17/63

50/9 - 80/63 is 30/7.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 63 is 63
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 7 = 63,
    50/9 = 50 × 7/9 × 7 = 350/63
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 63 × 1 = 63,
    80/63 = 80 × 1/63 × 1 = 80/63
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    350/63 - 80/63 = 350 - 80/63 = 270/63
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 30/7
  6. In mixed form: 42/7

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