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Subtract 20/18 from 72/50

1st number: 1 22/50, 2nd number: 1 2/18

72/50 - 20/18 is 74/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 18 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    72/50 = 72 × 9/50 × 9 = 648/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 18 × 25 = 450,
    20/18 = 20 × 25/18 × 25 = 500/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    648/450 - 500/450 = 648 - 500/450 = 148/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 74/225

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