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Subtract 5/50 from 7/30

7/30 - 5/50 is 2/15.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    7/30 = 7 × 5/30 × 5 = 35/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    5/50 = 5 × 3/50 × 3 = 15/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    35/150 - 15/150 = 35 - 15/150 = 20/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 2/15

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