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Subtract 60/50 from 8/30

1st number: 8/30, 2nd number: 1 10/50

8/30 - 60/50 is -14/15.

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,
    60/50 = 60 × 3/50 × 3 = 180/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    40/150 - 180/150 = 40 - 180/150 = -140/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -14/15

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