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Subtract 5/10 from 54/75

54/75 - 5/10 is 11/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 75 and 10 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 75 × 2 = 150,
    54/75 = 54 × 2/75 × 2 = 108/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 15 = 150,
    5/10 = 5 × 15/10 × 15 = 75/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    108/150 - 75/150 = 108 - 75/150 = 33/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 11/50

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