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Subtract 50/18 from 60/20

1st number: 3 0/20, 2nd number: 2 14/18

60/20 - 50/18 is 2/9.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 18 is 180
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 9 = 180,
    60/20 = 60 × 9/20 × 9 = 540/180
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 10 = 180,
    50/18 = 50 × 10/18 × 10 = 500/180
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    540/180 - 500/180 = 540 - 500/180 = 40/180
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/9

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