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Subtract 25/10 from 10/49

1st number: 10/49, 2nd number: 2 5/10

10/49 - 25/10 is -225/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 10 is 490
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 10 = 490,
    10/49 = 10 × 10/49 × 10 = 100/490
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 10 × 49 = 490,
    25/10 = 25 × 49/10 × 49 = 1225/490
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    100/490 - 1225/490 = 100 - 1225/490 = -1125/490
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -225/98

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