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Subtract 45/50 from 8/25

8/25 - 45/50 is -29/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 2 = 50,
    8/25 = 8 × 2/25 × 2 = 16/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    45/50 = 45 × 1/50 × 1 = 45/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    16/50 - 45/50 = 16 - 45/50 = -29/50

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