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Subtract 25/50 from 70/49

1st number: 1 21/49, 2nd number: 25/50

70/49 - 25/50 is 13/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 50 is 2450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 50 = 2450,
    70/49 = 70 × 50/49 × 50 = 3500/2450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 49 = 2450,
    25/50 = 25 × 49/50 × 49 = 1225/2450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    3500/2450 - 1225/2450 = 3500 - 1225/2450 = 2275/2450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 13/14

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