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Subtract 45/49 from 18/5

1st number: 3 3/5, 2nd number: 45/49

18/5 - 45/49 is 657/245.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 5 and 49 is 245
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 5 × 49 = 245,
    18/5 = 18 × 49/5 × 49 = 882/245
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 5 = 245,
    45/49 = 45 × 5/49 × 5 = 225/245
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    882/245 - 225/245 = 882 - 225/245 = 657/245
  5. In mixed form: 2167/245

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