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Subtract 4/48 from 1/30

1/30 - 4/48 is -1/20.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    1/30 = 1 × 8/30 × 8 = 8/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    4/48 = 4 × 5/48 × 5 = 20/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/240 - 20/240 = 8 - 20/240 = -12/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/20

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