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Subtract 64/60 from 6/50

1st number: 6/50, 2nd number: 1 4/60

6/50 - 64/60 is -71/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 60 is 300
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 6 = 300,
    6/50 = 6 × 6/50 × 6 = 36/300
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 5 = 300,
    64/60 = 64 × 5/60 × 5 = 320/300
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    36/300 - 320/300 = 36 - 320/300 = -284/300
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -71/75

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