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Subtract 35/45 from 84/50

1st number: 1 34/50, 2nd number: 35/45

84/50 - 35/45 is 203/225.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 45 is 450
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 9 = 450,
    84/50 = 84 × 9/50 × 9 = 756/450
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 10 = 450,
    35/45 = 35 × 10/45 × 10 = 350/450
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    756/450 - 350/450 = 756 - 350/450 = 406/450
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 203/225

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