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Subtract 49/40 from 16/84

1st number: 16/84, 2nd number: 1 9/40

16/84 - 49/40 is -869/840.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 84 and 40 is 840
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 84 × 10 = 840,
    16/84 = 16 × 10/84 × 10 = 160/840
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 40 × 21 = 840,
    49/40 = 49 × 21/40 × 21 = 1029/840
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    160/840 - 1029/840 = 160 - 1029/840 = -869/840

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