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Subtract 8/49 from 1/5

1/5 - 8/49 is 9/245.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 49 is 245
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 49 = 245,
    1/5 = 1 × 49/5 × 49 = 49/245
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 5 = 245,
    8/49 = 8 × 5/49 × 5 = 40/245
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    49/245 - 40/245 = 49 - 40/245 = 9/245

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