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Subtract 2/9 from 2/49

2/49 - 2/9 is -80/441.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 49 and 9 is 441
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 49 × 9 = 441,
    2/49 = 2 × 9/49 × 9 = 18/441
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 49 = 441,
    2/9 = 2 × 49/9 × 49 = 98/441
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    18/441 - 98/441 = 18 - 98/441 = -80/441

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