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Subtract 98/48 from 20/12

1st number: 1 8/12, 2nd number: 2 2/48

20/12 - 98/48 is -3/8.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 12 and 48 is 48

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 48
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 12 × 4 = 48,
    20/12 = 20 × 4/12 × 4 = 80/48
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 48 × 1 = 48,
    98/48 = 98 × 1/48 × 1 = 98/48
  4. Subtract the two like fractions:
    80/48 - 98/48 = 80 - 98/48 = -18/48
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -3/8

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