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Subtract 50/27 from 84/54

1st number: 1 30/54, 2nd number: 1 23/27

84/54 - 50/27 is -8/27.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 54 and 27 is 54
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 54 × 1 = 54,
    84/54 = 84 × 1/54 × 1 = 84/54
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 27 × 2 = 54,
    50/27 = 50 × 2/27 × 2 = 100/54
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    84/54 - 100/54 = 84 - 100/54 = -16/54
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -8/27

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