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Subtract 50/30 from 84/25

1st number: 3 9/25, 2nd number: 1 20/30

84/25 - 50/30 is 127/75.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 25 and 30 is 150
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 25 × 6 = 150,
    84/25 = 84 × 6/25 × 6 = 504/150
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 5 = 150,
    50/30 = 50 × 5/30 × 5 = 250/150
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    504/150 - 250/150 = 504 - 250/150 = 254/150
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 127/75
  6. In mixed form: 152/75

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