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Subtract 6/49 from 1/2

1/2 - 6/49 is 37/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 49 is 98
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 49 = 98,
    1/2 = 1 × 49/2 × 49 = 49/98
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 2 = 98,
    6/49 = 6 × 2/49 × 2 = 12/98
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    49/98 - 12/98 = 49 - 12/98 = 37/98

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