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Subtract 56/18 from 54/25

1st number: 2 4/25, 2nd number: 3 2/18

54/25 - 56/18 is -214/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 18 = 450,
    54/25 = 54 × 18/25 × 18 = 972/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    56/18 = 56 × 25/18 × 25 = 1400/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    972/450 - 1400/450 = 972 - 1400/450 = -428/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -214/225

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