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Subtract 49/80 from 14/3

1st number: 4 2/3, 2nd number: 49/80

14/3 - 49/80 is 973/240.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 3 and 80 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 3 × 80 = 240,
    14/3 = 14 × 80/3 × 80 = 1120/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 80 × 3 = 240,
    49/80 = 49 × 3/80 × 3 = 147/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    1120/240 - 147/240 = 1120 - 147/240 = 973/240
  5. In mixed form: 413/240

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