## Subtract 32/50 from 98/80

1^{st} number: 1 18/80, 2^{nd} number: 32/50

98/80 - 32/50 is 117/200.

#### Steps for subtracting fractions

- Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:

LCM of 80 and 50 is **400**

Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 400 - For the 1st fraction, since 80 × 5 = 400,

98/80 = 98 × 5/80 × 5 = 490/400 - Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 50 × 8 = 400,

32/50 = 32 × 8/50 × 8 = 256/400 - Subtract the two like fractions:

490/400 - 256/400 = 490 - 256/400 = 234/400 - After reducing the fraction, the answer is 117/200

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