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Subtract 49/8 from 1/5

1st number: 1/5, 2nd number: 6 1/8

1/5 - 49/8 is -237/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 8 is 40
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 8 = 40,
    1/5 = 1 × 8/5 × 8 = 8/40
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 8 × 5 = 40,
    49/8 = 49 × 5/8 × 5 = 245/40
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    8/40 - 245/40 = 8 - 245/40 = -237/40

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