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Subtract 4/8 from 1/49

1/49 - 4/8 is -47/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 8 is 392
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 8 = 392,
    1/49 = 1 × 8/49 × 8 = 8/392
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 49 = 392,
    4/8 = 4 × 49/8 × 49 = 196/392
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/392 - 196/392 = 8 - 196/392 = -188/392
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -47/98

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