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Subtract 98/48 from 14/30

1st number: 14/30, 2nd number: 2 2/48

14/30 - 98/48 is -63/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 30 and 48 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 30 × 8 = 240,
    14/30 = 14 × 8/30 × 8 = 112/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    98/48 = 98 × 5/48 × 5 = 490/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    112/240 - 490/240 = 112 - 490/240 = -378/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -63/40

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