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Subtract 48/12 from 15/98

1st number: 15/98, 2nd number: 4 0/12

15/98 - 48/12 is -377/98.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 98 and 12 is 588
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 98 × 6 = 588,
    15/98 = 15 × 6/98 × 6 = 90/588
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 12 × 49 = 588,
    48/12 = 48 × 49/12 × 49 = 2352/588
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    90/588 - 2352/588 = 90 - 2352/588 = -2262/588
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -377/98

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