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Subtract 25/50 from 6/5

1st number: 1 1/5, 2nd number: 25/50

6/5 - 25/50 is 7/10.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    6/5 = 6 × 10/5 × 10 = 60/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    25/50 = 25 × 1/50 × 1 = 25/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    60/50 - 25/50 = 60 - 25/50 = 35/50
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 7/10

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