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Subtract 5/50 from 7/18

7/18 - 5/50 is 13/45.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 18 and 50 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    7/18 = 7 × 25/18 × 25 = 175/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    5/50 = 5 × 9/50 × 9 = 45/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/450 - 45/450 = 175 - 45/450 = 130/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/45

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