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Subtract 49/24 from 1/9

1st number: 1/9, 2nd number: 2 1/24

1/9 - 49/24 is -139/72.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 9 and 24 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    1/9 = 1 × 8/9 × 8 = 8/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 24 × 3 = 72,
    49/24 = 49 × 3/24 × 3 = 147/72
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    8/72 - 147/72 = 8 - 147/72 = -139/72

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