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Subtract 16/54 from 9/50

9/50 - 16/54 is -157/1350.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 50 and 54 is 1350
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 50 × 27 = 1350,
    9/50 = 9 × 27/50 × 27 = 243/1350
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 54 × 25 = 1350,
    16/54 = 16 × 25/54 × 25 = 400/1350
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    243/1350 - 400/1350 = 243 - 400/1350 = -157/1350

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