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Subtract 2/30 from 2/48

2/48 - 2/30 is -1/40.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 48 and 30 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 30 × 8 = 240,
    2/30 = 2 × 8/30 × 8 = 16/240
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    10/240 - 16/240 = 10 - 16/240 = -6/240
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/40

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