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Subtract 18/72 from 75/50

1st number: 1 25/50, 2nd number: 18/72

75/50 - 18/72 is 5/4.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 72 is 1800
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 36 = 1800,
    75/50 = 75 × 36/50 × 36 = 2700/1800
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 72 × 25 = 1800,
    18/72 = 18 × 25/72 × 25 = 450/1800
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    2700/1800 - 450/1800 = 2700 - 450/1800 = 2250/1800
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 5/4
  6. In mixed form: 11/4

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