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Subtract 6/30 from 1/49

1/49 - 6/30 is -44/245.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 30 is 1470
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 30 = 1470,
    1/49 = 1 × 30/49 × 30 = 30/1470
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 30 × 49 = 1470,
    6/30 = 6 × 49/30 × 49 = 294/1470
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    30/1470 - 294/1470 = 30 - 294/1470 = -264/1470
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -44/245

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