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Subtract 63/50 from 8/5

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 1 13/50

8/5 - 63/50 is 17/50.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 50 is 50
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 10 = 50,
    8/5 = 8 × 10/5 × 10 = 80/50
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 1 = 50,
    63/50 = 63 × 1/50 × 1 = 63/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/50 - 63/50 = 80 - 63/50 = 17/50

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