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Subtract 27/49 from 16/4

1st number: 4 0/4, 2nd number: 27/49

16/4 - 27/49 is 169/49.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 4 and 49 is 196
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 4 × 49 = 196,
    16/4 = 16 × 49/4 × 49 = 784/196
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 4 = 196,
    27/49 = 27 × 4/49 × 4 = 108/196
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    784/196 - 108/196 = 784 - 108/196 = 676/196
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 169/49
  6. In mixed form: 322/49

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