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Subtract 50/90 from 60/84

60/84 - 50/90 is 10/63.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 90 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 15 = 1260,
    60/84 = 60 × 15/84 × 15 = 900/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 90 × 14 = 1260,
    50/90 = 50 × 14/90 × 14 = 700/1260
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    900/1260 - 700/1260 = 900 - 700/1260 = 200/1260
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 10/63

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