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Subtract 40/6 from 6/50

1st number: 6/50, 2nd number: 6 4/6

6/50 - 40/6 is -491/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 6 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    6/50 = 6 × 3/50 × 3 = 18/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 6 × 25 = 150,
    40/6 = 40 × 25/6 × 25 = 1000/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/150 - 1000/150 = 18 - 1000/150 = -982/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -491/75

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