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Subtract 9/50 from 8/5

1st number: 1 3/5, 2nd number: 9/50

8/5 - 9/50 is 71/50.

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,
    9/50 = 9 × 1/50 × 1 = 9/50
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    80/50 - 9/50 = 80 - 9/50 = 71/50
  5. In mixed form: 121/50

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