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Subtract 16/54 from 75/25

1st number: 3 0/25, 2nd number: 16/54

75/25 - 16/54 is 73/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 54 is 1350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 54 = 1350,
    75/25 = 75 × 54/25 × 54 = 4050/1350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 25 = 1350,
    16/54 = 16 × 25/54 × 25 = 400/1350
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    4050/1350 - 400/1350 = 4050 - 400/1350 = 3650/1350
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 73/27
  6. In mixed form: 219/27

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