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Subtract 48/84 from 15/2

1st number: 7 1/2, 2nd number: 48/84

15/2 - 48/84 is 97/14.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 2 and 84 is 84
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 2 × 42 = 84,
    15/2 = 15 × 42/2 × 42 = 630/84
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 84 × 1 = 84,
    48/84 = 48 × 1/84 × 1 = 48/84
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    630/84 - 48/84 = 630 - 48/84 = 582/84
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 97/14
  6. In mixed form: 613/14

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