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Subtract 45/50 from 8/30

8/30 - 45/50 is -19/30.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 50 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    8/30 = 8 × 5/30 × 5 = 40/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 3 = 150,
    45/50 = 45 × 3/50 × 3 = 135/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/150 - 135/150 = 40 - 135/150 = -95/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -19/30

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