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Subtract 3/49 from 2/20

2/20 - 3/49 is 19/490.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 20 and 49 is 980
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 20 × 49 = 980,
    2/20 = 2 × 49/20 × 49 = 98/980
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 49 × 20 = 980,
    3/49 = 3 × 20/49 × 20 = 60/980
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    98/980 - 60/980 = 98 - 60/980 = 38/980
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is 19/490

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