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Subtract 1/50 from 7/84

7/84 - 1/50 is 19/300.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 50 is 2100
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 25 = 2100,
    7/84 = 7 × 25/84 × 25 = 175/2100
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 42 = 2100,
    1/50 = 1 × 42/50 × 42 = 42/2100
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    175/2100 - 42/2100 = 175 - 42/2100 = 133/2100
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/300

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