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Subtract 2/20 from 2/48

2/48 - 2/20 is -7/120.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 20 is 240
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 48 × 5 = 240,
    2/48 = 2 × 5/48 × 5 = 10/240
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 20 × 12 = 240,
    2/20 = 2 × 12/20 × 12 = 24/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/240 - 24/240 = 10 - 24/240 = -14/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -7/120

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